Arvind Kejriwal restored power in her home, she goes and pays discom her dues
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One of the consumers who allowed "unlawful restoration of their disconnected electricity lines" by Arvind Kejriwal last weekend has paid her pending dues to the distribution company (discom).
The power supply to Meera Devi's home in Bawana was snapped earlier for non-payment of dues. During his campaign against "inflated" power bills, Kejriwal had restored the supply in an "unlawful" manner in her home on Sunday.
The other consumer, Bana Ram of Tigri Khanpur who allowed Kejriwal to restore power supply in his home, has not taken any action in the absence of "information to be given by BSES".
Power discoms NDPL and BSES had registered complaints under Section 138 of the Electricity Act on Monday against the two consumers.
Kejriwal, however, was not named in the complaints.
An NDPL spokesperson on Wednesday said Meera Devi cleared her outstanding dues after the complaint. The resident of a slum cluster, Meera Devi had defaulted on payment of dues amounting to Rs 3,580 since March.
A senior police officer said the case of Bana Ram has not moved forward because the complaint lacks a "report, which is essential for cases registered under the Electricity Act".
"We will move forward with the case, once the complaint is complete," the officer said.
A BSES spokesperson said they would "assist the police in every way possible".
Kejriwal launched his "bijli-pani satyagraha" last Saturday, calling for a rollback of the power tariff hike that was announced this June. He asked consumers not to pay the "inflated" bills.
On Saturday and Sunday, Kejriwal burnt electricity bills and "illegally" restored power connections in the two houses.
Lok Adalat this weekend to settle power theft cases Private discom BSES Rajdhani and the Delhi Legal Services Authority (DLSA) have decided to organise a two-day special Lok Adalat this weekend to settle all legal cases pertaining to power theft.
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