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Lok Adalat to settle power theft cases

Power distribution company BSES Yamuna Power Ltd will organise a Lok Adalat on 8 and 9 December for the settlement of around 20,000 cases of electricity theft and meter tempering in east and central Delhi.

‘The Lok Adalat will provide BYPL customers a one-time opportunity for an amicable and on-the-spot settlement of cases relating to direct theft and meter tampering,’ a BYPL official said.

Cases involving sum of up to Rs 25 lakhs will be taken-up at the Lok Adalat to be held at the Karkardooma Court premises.

‘To ensure the success of the Lok Adalat, BYPL is taking all possible steps to inform eligible customers through various channels. Besides sending notices, the company is also running radio spots on popular FM stations,’ BYPL CEO Ramesh Narayanan said.

He said around 20,000 letters and notices have been sent to the concerned customers and litigants. Of these, the maximum numbers of cases –3,825 – are from Yamuna Vihar.

The company said it was offering the ‘last opportunity’ to the consumers to settle the cases and in case of a default, it will be compelled to initiate criminal proceedings against them as per provision of the Electricity Act, 2003.
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