EE Electrical div Mon cautions on illegal usage of poles

Mon, May 24 (MExN): Executive Engineer, Electrical Division Mon, Er K Tingtenmoie Konyak has stated that under Section 135 of the Indian Electricity Act, 2003, illegal connection, hooking, looping of electric supply lines, tampering with meter or usage of electric poles without permission is a punishable offence. In an update issued through the state IPR, the Executive Engineer stated it has come to notice that there are such cases in some colonies of Mon town where illegal usage of poles for hanging of OFC cable are occurring without the permission for usage of electric poles from the undersigned department. He added handling of electricity related materials is hazardous without proper technical knowledge and skill. He has directed to immediately coordinate with the department and remove the telecom cables from the poles, failing which the defaulting telecom company will be held responsible for any injuries or technical accidents that may occur due to tilting bending or damage of poles.