The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) of Damak has decided to stop supply of electricity from local community into three Beldangi camps by forcefully disconnecting connecting cables and meter box.
The NEA claimed it became compelled to cut-down the supply into the camps when local consumers complained of low and irregular voltage in their domestic supply mains.
Based on an agreement reached between the NEA and local consumers’ committee earlier this week, a group of NEA officials cut down cables and disconnected meter boxes in several local houses on Wednesday and Thursday.
Meanwhile, the exiled community has demanded compensation for their equipments and other accessories, which they had purchased at the time setting the new connection into the camp.
“How can they do this when we are paying the electricity bills on regular basis?” questioned an exiled consumer. According to his claim, he has two sets of brand-new table fans which he bought for Rs 6000 just last week.
Exiled Bhutanese have said they were badly cheated by the local and NEA officials by deciding to disconnect the supply without any prior notice.