Officials of the Coimbatore Enforcement Division of the TNEB detected energy theft at Adiyur during a raid on March 29.
A release said energy was directly tapped from a Low Tension service for temporary supply in Thirupathur Electricity Distribution Circle. The amount payable for the energy stolen was nearly Rs. 1.14 lakh and it was collected. The consumer also paid a penalty of Rs. 16,000. Information on energy theft can be given to Executive Engineer, Enforcement, Coimbatore (94430 49456).