Rati Agnihotri stole electricity worth 48 lakhs, says Mumbai Police


Bollywood actress Rati Agnihotri and husband Anil Virwani were booked in a case of electricity theft of Rs. 48.96 lakhs on Thursday at their residence, police said.

Rati Agnihotri
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The “Ek Duje Ke Liye” actress and her architect husband had allegedly tampered electricity meter of their home in Sterling Sea Face Apartment near Nehru Planetarium in Worli area in Mumbai, they said.

The alleged tampering was discovered by the vigilance team of the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) after they visited the actor’s residence.

An engineer noticed that the Virwanis had allegedly not paid for 1,77,647 units of electricity by tampering the meter since April 4, 2013, a police official said.

An FIR was registered at Worli police station against Ms Agnihotri and her husband for the theft of Rs. 48.96 lakhs worth electricity under section 135 of Indian Electricity Act, he added.

“We have registered an offence against the accused persons on the complaint of electricity engineer and further investigation is on,” said Pravin Padwal, Deputy Commissioner of Police.


  1. The stealing of electricity by such well- to- do persons is strange. This is an example of the rich people involving in corrupt practices and evading payment of bills. The government must tighten theft of electricity by other rich people too.


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