The district court docket in Maharashtra’s Thane has sentenced a 70-year-old man to 2 years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a positive of Rs 19 lakh in a case of energy theft relationship again to 2008.
In his order, District Choose PP Jadhav held accused Monuddin Mehaboob Shaikh responsible of offences punishable below part 135 of the Electrical energy Act, 2003.
The part offers with theft of electrical energy.
The court docket order was handed on February 6 and made obtainable on February 9.
Shaikh was an worker of a powerloom manufacturing facility the place electrical energy theft was detected throughout an inspection and had performed a key function within the crime, in line with the prosecution.
Extra Public Prosecutor Vivek Kadu had informed the court docket that officers of an influence distribution firm had carried out the inspection of the manufacturing facility on March 10, 2008, when the accused was current within the premises.
Throughout the inspection, it was noticed the manufacturing facility had taken direct provide of energy utilizing an underground cable. The outlet had bypassed the authorised route and joined the cable to the primary provide line, the court docket was informed.
On evaluation, it was discovered that between Might 16, 2007, and March 10, 2008, there was a theft of 94,589 models of electrical energy valued at Rs 6,32,454, Mr Kadu had stated.
The prosecution had stated the offence was very critical and sought most prescribed punishment for the accused.
The offence of theft of electrical energy is punishable with a positive of minimal thrice the quantity misplaced and three-year imprisonment.
The choose sentenced the accused to 2 years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a positive of Rs 19 lakh on him.
In accordance with the court docket order, the complainant firm is to be paid Rs 12,60,000 for losses it suffered and this quantity must be drawn from the positive imposed on the accused.
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