Nine arrested on electricity theft charge

LAHAN, SIRAHA: Nine people have been arrested on the charge of stealing electricity, in Lahan.

A team from the Nepal Electricity Authority, Mirchaiya arrested the accused from various places like Mirchaiya, Kalyanpur and Kajanha, while stealing electricity through hooking.

The arrest was made in course of a monitoring, said the branch's chief Digambar Yadav. Four electricity metres, three fans and three television sets were also confiscated.

Over Rs 50,000 have been collected in fine from the arrestees, informed Yadav.