Lineman cuts power to police station after getting a challan

An electricity board lineman cuts power to the police station after getting a challan for not wearing a helmet. This bizarre incident is reported from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. The electricity board lineman took revenge for getting a challan by cutting the power supply. Here is what happened.

According to the electricity board lineman, he was working on an electric line and returning to work on a motorcycle. The cops stopped him and questioned him at a regular police check-post. However, the lineman returned to check another fault in the electricity lines. This time around, the police stopped him again and asked for the registration papers from the lineman.

The lineman called his seniors but the cop refused to listen to him. The policemen at the check-post handed over a challan to the lineman for not wearing a helmet. He received a challan of Rs 500 and the cops even threatened to seize the motorcycle on the spot.

The lineman went to the police station and disconnected the power supply to the station. He claims that he only removed the illegal power supply to the police station.

Lineman cuts power to police station after getting a challan

The police personnel says that he has information that the connection is cut but he has no idea about the legality of the connection. The police also said that they are currently investigating the same. They also said that they will take action against the culprits and have no idea if the lineman took the action in revenge.

Not first such incident in Uttar Pradesh

A very similar incident happened two years ago in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The police issued a challan to the lineman when he was out on duty and was riding his motorcycle. The lineman was not wearing a helmet, for which the cops issued the fine. Later, the lineman took revenge by disconnecting the powerline of the police station.

The electrician who goes by the name of Srinivas said that he was returning to the local power station at Labour Colony on his motorcycle. He was out on duty and was repairing a fault in Badi Chapeti. On his way back, sub-inspector Ramesh Chandra stopped his bike and issued the fine. Srinivas made the on-duty sub-inspector talk to his boss, who is a junior engineer and requested him to let go. However, the cop stayed stringent and issued the on-spot fine to the electrician. Srinivas also added that the cops started explaining the rules for violating the laws and in return, he explained the rules for not paying a pending bill of Rs 6.62 lakh.