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Electricity staff attacked while disconnecting defaulters

18/02/2020 at 9:01 AM

Udala, Feb 18: A team of electricity staffers engaged in the disconnection of payment defaulters was attacked at Naupada village under Khunta electricity division in Mayurbhanj district, police said on Tuesday.

A team led by Khunta electricity sub divisional officer Prashanta Kumar Manna was conducting a disconnection drive against default consumers on Monday.

The team disconnected power supply of a family for not clearing pending dues of Rs 3,031. Irate over it, the consumer’s family members attacked the team.

Police have launched a probe into the incident after the team members lodged a complaint at Khunta police station.  

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