Angry Delhi residents attack BSES office
Around 25 people gathered outside the office in Krishna Nagar last night, while eight to ten of them ransacked the premises.india Updated: Jul 08, 2006 14:01 IST
Angry with long power cuts, residents of an East Delhi area allegedly attacked the BSES office late Friday night, ransacking the establishment and damaging some of the equipment.
Around 25 people gathered outside the office in Krishna Nagar area at around 10 pm, shouting slogans, said a BSES spokesman, adding that eight to ten of them entered the premises and began throwing chairs and computers.
He, however, said that the situation was soon brought under control and that the power company had not taken any police action against the people.
"The residents of Krishna Nagar had to undergo power cuts for four to six hours on Friday just like the rest of Delhi. We appeal to the people to be more cooperative. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has also said that the city was undergoing a power crisis," he said.
In another incident, some residents blocked the busy Vikas Marg in east Delhi on Saturday to protest the long power cuts.
Delhi experienced a power shortage of 699 MW on Friday and most parts of the city went without electricity for several hours.