02 February,2023 02:07 PM IST | Thane | PTI
Unidentified persons allegedly stole parts of power transformers belonging to the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL), collectively worth more than Rs 3 lakh, in two separate incidents in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Thursday.
Offences against unidentified accused were registered in this connection at the Manpada police station on Wednesday, an official said.
The first incident took place during the intervening night of January 23 and 24, in which the accused stole parts of MSEDCL*s transformers kept in the premises of a private company, which was to install them, the official said.
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In the second incident that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, the miscreants pulled down a transformer at Detutne village in Dombivli and took away its copper wires and other material, he said.
The material stolen in these incidents is collectively worth Rs 3,03,045, he added.
Offences under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 379 (theft) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) have been registered, he said.
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