Discom Engineer Thrashed After Flagging Power Theft in Gurgaon | Gurgaon News – Times of India

Discom Engineer Thrashed After Flagging Power Theft in Gurgaon | Gurgaon News - Times of India

Gurgaon: A man and his son were allegedly beaten up. DHBVN Junior Engineer and held one Foreman Two Discom staff were held captive for more than an hour after being tipped off. Electricity theft Monday at his residence in Durga Colony.
Police said on Tuesday that the two personnel were inspecting houses in the colony to find out if old electricity meters were being used. DHBVN plans to install around 5 lakh smart meters in Gurgaon and Faridabad by the end of this year.
JE Sanket Kataria and Adesh were checking the three-storey building owned by Satbir Thakaran, when they noticed that an external cable was connected to the MCB. Satbir rents 50 rooms in the building.
JE said that as soon as the staff identified him and started filming, Satbir and his son started hitting them with pipes and sticks. They also tore up the list of customers given for replacement of old meters.
“We saw that the consumer was stealing electricity by not letting the load information reach the meter. While I was recording the video, Satbir called his son and the two attacked us. Soon after, the local A few more men came and chased us with sticks in their hands,” said the junior engineer.
Sanket said he managed to escape after a chase of about 300 metres, but the group nabbed Aadeesh.
“I somehow ran to safety. I went to the streets of Sector 39 to lose the men. After that I called the sub-divisional officer and informed about Aadeesh being captured.
The SDO came with a police team from the Sadar Police Station. “Aadeesh was in the colony, not far from Satbir’s house, for about an hour when the police came and rescued him. During that period he was beaten up,” said the junior engineer.
Police said that while Sanket had injuries on his head, leg, back, arm and hand, Aadeesh was more seriously injured. Both of them are undergoing treatment at Sector 10 Government Hospital.
A case was registered against Satbir, his son and others allegedly involved in the attack. Sections 332 (voluntarily causing harm to a public servant in order to prevent him from performing duty), 323 (voluntarily causing pain), 186 (preventing a public servant from performing duty), 379 (theft), 342 (wrongful imprisonment) ) and a case was registered u/s 506 (Criminal). Threat of IPC)
“We have registered an FIR and are investigating the incident. When we reached the spot, the accused were not there. We are trying to identify the others involved,” Subhash Chand, SHO of Sadar police station, told TOI. have been.”

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