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Monthly Electricity Bill Rs 2.5 lakh, 1 lakh: Barak Valley residents stressed, lodge complaints

Customers of Assam Power Distribution Company from Udharbond, on Tuesday, complained of receiving high electricity bills despite their all dues being cleared.

Bahar Uddin Laskar, a resident of Udharbond Arkatipur area, alleged that his 34 days bill came to be 1 lakh 2 thousand & 64 rupees (Rs 1,02,064) when there are only some bulbs and fans in his home. “I don’t run any factory here. Only there are some bulbs and fans in my home. Then why so much bill,” Bahar Uddin asked expressing his anger.

A similar complaint was echoed by another consumer, Tapazul Hussain, according to whom he received a bill of 2 lakh 48 thousand 7 hundred and seventy-seven rupees (Rs 2,48,777) for 1 month. Consumers’ anger escalated further when they visited the APDCL counter but could not find a suitable explanation from the officials. Rather they were ill-treated and ignored by the officials, according to a consumer.

Meanwhile, media persons when questioned SMR Bhaskar Nandi for his reaction to the incident, the latter avoided the matter and asked the journalists to leave the office. He even asked the video journalist to switch off the camera as ‘Journalists cannot enter government offices’ according to him.

However, journalists remained steadfast in their actions on which he left the chair and moved out of the office. He later faced the reporters under pressure, however, he did not comment on the anomalies of the bills.

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