Procedure in the case of suspected theft of Electricity

Refer Supply Code:162

(1) In case theft cannot be established on inspection and if theft is suspected, the authorised officer, shall remove the existing meter under a seizure mahazar and seal it in the presence of the consumer or his authorised representative and the authorised officer and the consumer shall sign on the seal borne on the meter:
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Provided that the authorised officer shall record reasons to suspect theft in the premises in the site mahazar. :
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(2) The licensee shall continue the supply to the consumer with a substitute meter. :
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(3) The existing meter shall be tested in the presence of the consumer and the authorised officer in an accredited laboratory or in an approved laboratory, which shall give a test report, in writing. :
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(4) After detailed examination of the evidence such as test report of the meter and associated equipment received from the accredited or approved laboratory, photographs, video graphs, site mahazar and the consumption pattern of the consumer, if theft of electricity as per Section 135 of the Act is established, the licensee shall follow the course of action as detailed in regulation 159 above. :
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