Chhindwara: Electricity officials raided Asharam Bapu's ashram here and detected a power theft following which Rs 1.70 lakh bill including the penalty was raised against it.

The power theft was detected on Tuesday. The Ashram authorities allegedly committed the theft by putting a magnet on the electricity meter installed in its premises, the power company's Superintendent Engineer (SE) Prahlad Gupta told reporters on Wednesday.

The power officials seized the magnet and the electricity meter from the ashram premises. The officials also raised a bill of Rs 1.70 lakh including penalty against the Ashram.

Meanwhile, Gondwana Gantantra Party's national spokesman, Anees Khan demanded registration of criminal case against Asharam for indulging in power theft.


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