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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Face criminal case for illegal water connection

Faced with a severe water crisis and poor revenue collections, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) has decided to file criminal cases against commercial establishments that have domestic water supply connections.

Cases will be filed under sections 269 and 430 of the Indian Penal Code, with offenders liable to be punished with six months to five years in jail and heavy penalties.

“We have registered 26 FIRs against customers for not converting water connections from domestic to commercial and for having illegal connections.All the cases are pending in the police stations,“ said A Pradip Reddy, chief vigilance officer of HMWS&SB.

Now, raids will be intensified in all divisions and criminal cases will be registered against rule violators, said Reddy.“Once the crime is proved in the courts, they will be punished according to the law,“ he added.


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