Veteran actress booked for stealing Rs 49 lakh worth electricity

A case registered against veteran actress Rati Agnihotri and her husband for allegedly stealing electricity worth Rs48.97 lakh.

Rati Agnihotri
Rati Agnihotri

A case was registered after the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply, and Transport Undertaking (BEST) officials raided their building and found that the actor and her husband had tampered with the electronic meter. After raiding the apartment, they arrived at the police station and registered a case under section 135 of the electricity act.

The police said that Rati and her husband, Anil Virwani, were accused of stealing electricity, amounting up to Rs48.97 lakh, for the past three years. A police officer said, “We have the court’s permission to raid any residential apartment where we suspect something illegal is going on. Our vigilance team found out that something was wrong with their meter, so accordingly with the help of police officials, we raided their apartment at 10.30am on Thursday and reported the matter in the police station. We have learned that they have been doing this since the past three years and the bill amounted to Rs48.97 lakh.”

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