Hyderabad: The Water Board on?Tuesday secured the arrest of a tenant in whose house a disconnected water line had been illegally re-connected. Water bills had not been paid, leading to the disconnection.
Revant, tenant of the house in Yadavnagar, Alkapuri, was arrested by the LB?Nagar police on Tuesday after the unauthorised re-connection was discovered during an inspection by the Board’s managing director J. Syamala Rao.
Board officials subsequently lodged a complaint with the LB Nagar police. The consumer account number of the water line is 614218688.
House owner Purushotham Reddy stays abroad, and he was shown as absconding in the police report, said LB Nagar inspector E. Srinivas.
Revant was booked under IPC Section 430 for causing damage to government property and diverting water supply.
Cases were also booked under Section 49 and 52 of the HMWS&SB Act, 1989. The punishment includes penalty and imprisonment of up to five years.
In another case at Snehapuri Colony, near Alkapuri, the Board found that another line had been illegally re-connected.
This line is in the name of Srinivas Goud (consumer account number 024438795). He was not available and the police has listed him as absconding.
Water Board managing director J. Syamala Rao appealed to the people to pay their bills in time and avoid disconnection of the supply line.
The Board has started booking police cases against occupants and owners of houses where illegal connections are found....