Himachal Pradesh: 4 NHPC, BHEL officials held for Rs 1.2cr theft in hydel project

Four officials of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) and Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) have been booked in connection with theft of 58 metallic bars costing Rs 1.23cr from a store of Parbati hydroelectric power project in Kullu, police said.

A senior manager of NHPC on September 28, 2018, had lodged a complaint with Banjar police station of Kullu that the 58 bars amounting to Rs 1.23cr had been stolen from the store of their Bihali power house. Police investigation revealed it was a case of theft by collusion as officials of both NHPC and BHEL were involved who had forged documents.

Kullu SP Gaurav Singh said Ram Kumar, resident of Chattisgarh, who is assistant manager in Parbati Stage III hydroelectric project; Pranav Kumar, resident of UP who is a manager in a project in Uttarakhand; Nayan Kumar, a resident of UP who is an assistant manager with a project in J&K; and Rahul Srivastava, a resident of UP who is a duty engineer with BHEL; had been booked under sections 420, 467, 468 and 120B of IPC on Sunday.

“The accused have been arrested and will be produced before court. Two other accused, including the senior manager who complained and a store in-charge, have been granted interim bail. Investigation is continuing,” he said.

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