Tuticorin: The Ottapidaram police on Wednesday arrested L Arogyasamy, supervisor of a private company, situated at Mela Lakshmipuram, for allegedly stealing power from the distribution line for his company.

The police said the accused took away a total of 6,55,572 units from the distribution network for his company, A V Industries, causing a loss of Rs. 55.43 lakh to the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board.

The accused was remanded under Sectino 135 (1) (a) 9 (b) (c) of Electricity Act 2007. A search had been launched for two of his accomplices in the case.

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