The Tangedco detected a case of theft of energy from the LT service for domestic purpose at RMS Colony here and compounded the case after the concern remitted Rs. 26,000.

The enforcement wing of Tangedco along with the officials of Crawford office detected the case when the consumer indulged in the irregularity using the modus “meter and seal tampering”.

The provisional assessment amount towards the approximate loss sustained by Tangedco because of the stolen energy payable by the consumer worked out to Rs. 3.28 lakh.

The consumer came forward to compound the case in lieu of criminal proceedings and remitted Rs. 26,000 as extra levy, according to a release of T.R. Annamalai, executive engineer-enforcement, issued here on Wednesday.

The release urged the people to come forward to provide details on energy theft to the executive engineer – enforcement, Tiruchi (mobile number 9443329851) and assistant executive engineer-enforcement (9443153111).