In a bid to tighten the noose around those indulging in theft of power, the Gauhati High Court today, dismissed a petition filed by a steel industry, M/s Shiv Alloy Steel that had sought relief from payment of Rs 2 crore outstanding bill and for restoration of power supply. According to reports, 52 such cases are still pending and the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) is to receive over Rs 2 crores by unauthorized use of electricity.

M/s Shiv Alloys Steel of Boragaon was the first to move Gauhati High Court against their final dues of over Rs 2.7 crores made by APDCL. 

When an inspecting team from APDCL visited the premises on June 9, they found that the petitioner had used an external circuit to tamper with  the energy recording meter, and they immediately disconnected the power supply. 

An FIR was filed against the petitioner by APDCL on the same day for theft of electricity.

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