A special team of the Tangedco conducted surprise check on the power connections within the city limits on Wednesday and collected a fine of Rs. 1.22 lakh for irregularities. On the direction of R. Thangavel, superintending engineer, Tangedco, a team led by Arulmozhi, executive engineer, inspected 381 power connections and detected use of faulty meters and other irregularities. Defects were noticed in many meters and steps were taken to rectify them. An official release on Friday said that similar raids would be conducted at regular intervals.