A huge panelty of Rs.5.98 lakhs has been levied on a BJP leader on Saturday by the officials of Electricity Department after he was caught stealing electricity at Arnod Sub-division of Pratapgarh district.
Junior Engineer of AVVNL Pratapgarh Narendra Singh said that upon getting a complaint of power theft he along with 3 fider incharges went to Kanad village of Arnod Sub-division on Saturday.
There Singh and his team found that one Rajesh Kumawat has bypassed the NDS electricity connection alloted to him on the name of a RO plant, he was operating all the machines of the plant including the Air Conditioners and other instruments installed there.
Singh further said that the accused has been issued s notice in relation to the alleged power theft, panelised with an amount Rs.5.98 lakhs and soon a case will also be registered against him for his act.
Rajesh Kumawat is reportedly the General Secretary of BJP Youth Wing.