Former Gujarat MP fined for power theft

April 3rd, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by admin  

Ahmedabad, April 3 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament K.D. Jeswani has been booked for power theft and a Rs.90,000 fine slapped on him. The Madhya Gujarat Vij Corporation Company Ltd (MGVCL) vigilance cell had carried out a raid at the Kheda MP’s house on Nana-Kumbhnath Road in Nadiad town on March 31.

The squad, on suspicion that the meter had been tampered with, took it for testing at the government laboratory in Nadiad. The report stated that seals of the meter were broken and replaced after making it run slow, according to a MGVCL source.

Jeswani, who was earlier chairman of the Gujarat State Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd (GSFC), has been booked under Section 135 of the Indian Electricity Act 2003. He faces criminal prosecution unless he pays the fine.

The fine was slapped on him Wednesday.

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