Power supply cut off due to arrears with MESCOM

BHADRAVATI: Villagers of Kudligere near here, under the auspices of BJP village unit and other social organisations, locked the offices of gram panchayat on Sunday in protest against its negligence in paying arrears to the MESCOM resulting in power cut. Streetlights did not burn for four days resulting in theft and other illegal activities, they said. People also found it difficult to move about at night. Later, gram panchayat president H. Maheshwarappa pacified the protestors and arranged to pay Rs. 1 lakh by way of cheque to MESCOM officials at Kudligere branch.