Imposters dupe power pilferers of Rs 90,000

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New Delhi, Mar 27 (UNI) Three residents of Madhu Vihar, involved in electricity pilferage by tampering with their meters, were conned by two imposters, posing as BSES officials, in paying Rs 90,000.

Mahesh Mishra, Vikram and Ramesh were duped by Vinod Kumar and Sanjay Anand in paying Rs 30,000 each for ''settling'' the meter tampering case.

On January 18, the trio was visited by Vinod and Sanjay at their homes and informed that cases of Dishonest Abstraction of Energy (DAE) have been filed against them.

They were told that the power theft bill of about Rs 2 lakh was being raised against each of them.

Sensing panic, the imposters then offered to settle the deal with the trio on payment of Rs 70,000 each which was finally closed at Rs 30,000 each and installing new meters.

On January 20, the imposters revisited Mahesh, Vikram and Ramesh and collected the money. After eight days, they installed the ''new meters'' and handed them the Enforcement Bill with due dates and Meter Change Reports.

They also promised to give the three residents letters from BSES' Enforcement Department, intimating the closure of the case against them.

When Mahesh, Vikram and Ramesh did not receive the letters within six days, they visited the department and to their shock they were told that the DAE cases against them were still in progress and no bills had been processed.

BSES officials said the meters installed were stolen from Dwarka and the Bill and MCRs provided were fake.

Police said Sanjay had been arrested but Vinod was absconding.

Both were sacked by their employer, a contractor, in December for indulging in undesirable activities.


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