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5 arrested in Lucknow for lowering electricity metre reading

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They would take huge amounts of money from people to lower the metre readings by installing chips and other devices. 

Lucknow,UPDATED: Dec 12, 2022 01:51 IST

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The five men used to reduce the reading on electricity metres located in Lucknow and nearby areas (India Today photo)

By Santosh Kumar Sharma: A special task force of Uttar Pradesh Police arrested five people in Lucknow’s Ashiyana for lowering the electricity metre readings in and around the city. They would take huge amounts of money from people to lower the metre readings by installing chips and other devices.

Authorities recovered 578 electricity metres from various companies, 65 remotes, 539 chips and three electric machine magnetrons to destroy the meter display from the arrested accused.

The five arrested have been identified as Satish Sharma, Ali Umar, Arjun Prasad, Sonu Pal alias Sameer of Ashiana and Raman Gautam.

Further investigation in the case is underway.

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