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SUPREME COURT: OFFENCES RELATING TO THEFT OF ELECTRICITY COMPOUNDABLE

A Supreme Court bench comprising of Justice Rohinton Nariman and Justice Navin Sinha have set aside a judgment of Bombay High Court dated March 30, 2017, thereby holding that the offence of ‘interference with meters or works of licensee’ under section 138 of the Electricity Act, 2003 also relates to the theft of electricity and hence, is compoundable under section 152 of the Act.