Two factory owners held for disconnecting power cables
Focal Point police arrested two factory owners after the two allegedly disconnected power lines in Pritam Colony in Gyaspura area and left them on the road. The duo was later released on bail.punjab Updated: May 10, 2012 21:29 IST
Focal Point police arrested two factory owners after the two allegedly disconnected power lines in Pritam Colony in Gyaspura area and left them on the road. The duo was later released on bail.
Panic gripped Pritam Colony after area residents found live wires lying on the road, from which sparks were emanating.
The residents immediately sounded Powercom officers, who reached the spot and initiated repair work to restore power supply in the area.
Later, they learnt that the wires were cut and left on the road by Mukesh Bhardwaj and Tarsem Lal, owners of a nearby factory.
The agitated residents asked Powercom officials to take strict action against them.
Powercom executive engineer filed a complaint against the factory owners at the Focal Point police station.
A Powercom XEN said the accused were constructing another storey of their factory. When they found that power cables were creating obstructions in the construction, they disconnected them.
He said that Powercom had incurred a loss of around Rs 30,000 due to disconnection of power cables and the act could have led to a major tragedy.
First Published: May 10, 2012 21:27 IST