A release from the board said the thefts were detected in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Namakkal, Dharmapuri and Thirupathur circles. According to provisional assessment, the board would have lost about Rs. 55.73 lakh because of the theft. The 29 consumers came forward to pay the penalty and remitted Rs. 4.98 lakh.
Information regarding energy theft should be given to: 9443049456 or 0422-2499560.