Bhubaneswar: Tata Power Central Odisha Distribution Ltd.(TPCODL), the electricity diatribution company operating in Central Odisha has cautioned the people consuming power by illegal hooking. The TPCODL has said that such misadventures lead to loss of human life and cattles.

A spokesperson of the utility said that illegal hooking has led to death of three buffalos in Bijayanagar village under Mahakalapada block as these buffalos came across live wire as one Sanjay Dash of the village had taken an electricity connection by illigal hooking using bamboo poles.
Earlier in the month of May, a 40-year old man had died after coming in contact with a high-voltage electric fence at Bheda Ramachandrapur village near Banki. In that case also the electric connection was obtained through illegal hooking.
Such incidents keep surfacing time and again as people turn a deaf ear to advices of electricity distribution companies.

TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited (TPCODL), a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of Odisha, has been conducting mass awareness campaigns to make the consumers understand the critical risk they are undertaking by illegal hooking activities.
“It is not only unethical, but also very unsafe and poses critical threat to users and the public in general. People must stay away from power theft through such illegal hooking activities and obtain electricity service connection through proper application. This being a concern for all, people should report such actions by sending us a message on Whatsapp at 9437158670, or by e-mail to or using TPCODL Mitra app and save precious lives of human beings and animals,” said the TPCODL spokesperson.