Delhi HC Orders Man To Plant Trees As Punishment For Power Theft

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed a man to plant 50 trees as community service while agreeing to close criminal proceedings against him in a power theft case.

The court said trees shall be planted within a month and asked him to report to the Deputy Conservator of Forest (West), who shall assign him the duty to plant 50 trees in Central Ridge Reserve Forest, Budha Jayanti Park and Vandemataram Marg areas in New Delhi, NDTV reported on Sunday.

Notably, the electricity department had lodged a complaint that theft of electricity was found on the premises of the man, whereby a wire was connected directly to the public pole outside his shop.

The HC set aside the trial court’s order framing charges against the man and discharged him of the offence under the Electricity Act.

Keeping in view the facts and circumstances and also the fact that the parties have settled their disputes, the court said this was a fit case for putting an end to the proceedings as no fruitful purpose would be served in continuation of the proceedings.

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