Power Theft With Petrol: New Technology To Jam Electricity Meters

Power Theft With Petrol: New Technology To Jam Electricity Meters

Petrol injection is a new weapon in the “armoury” of power thieves. Believe it or not, the vigilance department team was horrified to learn about the illegal trick being adopted by people to slow electricity meters. The shocker came to light during recent raids conducted in the city.

Members of the team say there were cases where petrol was injected in electricity meters having LCD using syringes. It stops displaying power reading.

“It is difficult to identify cases where petrol was injected in meter because it vaporises. And a small hole made to inject syringe is not easily visible. Apart from this, we noticed another method being adopted by people for slowing meters.A small hole is made at the rear side of meter using needles and then insert something using a hook like wire, which slows reading,” deputy general manager, vigilance (city circle), Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Limited, Poonam Tumram told TOI. Read More…

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