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Pay ₹4.85 crore for stealing electricity over 10 years, BEST tells Mahim restaurant owner

BEST officials suspect that the accused had been stealing electricity for the past 10 years

mumbai Updated: Apr 21, 2017 13:32 IST
Hindustan Times
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The restaurant’s power supply was subsequently disconnected.(Representational photo)

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) body asked the owner of a Mahim restaurant to pay Rs4.85 crore for allegedly stealing electricity for the past 10 years.The transport body on Thursday also asked the Mahim police to register an FIR against the accused under provisions of the Electricity Act.

“Acting on a tip-off, our team raided the two-storey restaurant, which also has two banquet halls. We found that the structure received electricity from an illegal cable,” the official said.

The restaurant’s power supply was disconnected, he added.

First Published: Apr 21, 2017 13:31 IST