Fake Electricity Bill Collector Arrested In Odisha’s Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Orkel Police on Monday arrested a man of MV-30 village on charge of collecting electricity tariff from power consumers by preparing fake bills.

Accused, identified as Naba Kishore Biswas, has been working as a bill collector in a computer consultancy firm associated with the Tata Power Distribution company. While Biswas was assigned to collect tariff from Somanathpur and  Chitapari panchayat-3 under Korukonda block, he has been allegedly collecting payments from several areas by preparing fake bills for the past three months.

In spite of paying power bills, several consumers received notices to pay tariff. Suspecting foulplay by Naba they complained to the computer consultancy firm which reported the matter to Orkel police.

Chitrakonda sub-divisional police officer Anshuman Dwivedi and Orkel station incharge John Kujur arrested Naba Kishore and seized a billing machine, two mobile phones and Rs 40,000 from his possession.

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