The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) has started lodging FIRs against its staff and consumers involved in a power theft racket that was busted during an inspection of a sub-station in Muzaffarnagar by Energy Minister Ramveer Upadhyaya on Thursday.
“The teams have opened and examined 17 meters at various industrial units, mostly steel furnaces, till Saturday evening, and inspection is still on,” said energy secretary and UPPCL Chairman and Managing Director Navneet Sehgal.
He said FIRs had been lodged in three to four cases against consumers as well the local staff where meters were found to be tampered.
He indicated action would be taken against more people on Sunday.
The energy minister during the inspection of the Nara sub-station had found that the three out of five meters installed to record energy supply to a steel furnace had been tampered with by installing a remote device inside them.
Sehgal along with the ADG (vigilance) flew to Muzaffarnagar on Saturday to personally supervise the raids.
The minister had said the Muzaffarnagar case was another instance that showed that power theft was not possible without the connivance of insiders.