Labourer whose power link was restored by Kejriwal pays up dues

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 18:45 hrs

New Delhi: A labourer whose electricity connection was restored by activist Arvind Kejriwal after it was snapped by private firm BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) for non-payment of electricity bill on Thursday paid the outstanding dues of Rs 15,000 to the company.

Kejriwal had restored the electricity connection to the household of Banna Ram, a resident of Tigri Colony in South Delhi, while launching his 'bijli-paani satyagraha' on Saturday to protest "inflated" power and water bills.

Following restoration of the connection, BRPL had filed a police complaint against Ram, accusing him of "illegal interference and fiddling" with the electricity network.

A BRPL official said the company has told police about payment of the dues by Ram. "Now, it is upto the police to decide the future course of action," he said.

Ram had said his connection was snapped by the discom as he could not pay the amount.

Another consumer, Meera Devi, whose connection was also restored by Kejriwal at her residence in Bawana after it was snapped by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL) for non-payment of dues, also paid her bill.

TPDDL had also filed a complaint against her accusing her of violating provisions of the Indian Electricity Act 2003.

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