BARAMULLA: The Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited has asked consumers in the old town area of Baramulla to pay pending electricity bills or face a police case.
A circular in this regard has been issued by the Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited (KPDCL).
“It is to inform all Mohalla presidents to advise the defaulter consumers of your Mohalla to pay your pending electricity bills immediately, otherwise FIR in the police station Baramulla will be lodged against the defaulters”, reads the circular.
The official said that there are hundreds of consumers in the old town area of the district who have not paid any power dues for the last several years in the old town. He said that the defaulters include those who have not deposited electricity dues for 6 months to 10 years despite several notices.
The official added that at least 697 consumers have not paid their dues for the last several years, while around 130 consumers have availed of an amnesty scheme to date.