Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews#BPLTheftTotalRisesTo$7M Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 12th 2017: Bahamas Power and Light’s theft toll continues to mount, with the latest figure coming in at $7M. Reports say forensic accountants have uncovered “much more missing money than anyone originally thought”. The latest development comes after senior members of staff were placed on leave last week.Works Minister, Desmond Bannister is assuring this move does not mean that persons sent on leave are culpable of anything, however, deemed the action necessary for the auditors to have free movement and full access to all the BPL files without interference. Though no official word has been released on the exact figure, the minister has assured the public that the final tally will be revealed in due course. He says he is unsure how long the investigation will take, but added that no time limits were placed on the investigation. Reports say auditors from Ernst and Young were flown in from the US to conduct the investigation.
Kolkata: The South Eastern Railway (SER) conducted special anti-littering drives on Saturday and Sunday at Santragachhi and Howrah Stations. During the two-day drive around Rs 27,000 was collected as fine.According to the SER, on Saturday officers and ticket checking staff were deputed in and around of Santragachhi Station’s platforms. The intention was to sensitise the passengers travelling not to make the platforms and other areas of the stations dirty by spitting or other means. Each passenger found littering the area was fined up to Rs 500. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the SER officials, the drive was conducted not only to prosecute the passengers but to spread awareness among people. Sources informed that people found spitting was charged Rs 100 and people found throwing garbage on railway tracks or at platforms were fined Rs 500. On Saturday, the SER collected Rs 13,000 from the persons caught littering the area. Around 100 people were prosecuted including some without ticket passengers. On Sunday, the drive was conducted at the New Complex of Howrah Station. Around 108 persons were prosecuted for littering the station area and the SER has collected approximately Rs 14,000 as fine. The SER has announced that such drives will continue as a surprise check across the SER jurisdiction in future. “Such type of drives will continue at different stations under SER jurisdiction. The teams will consist of Commercial Inspector with Ticket examiner and RPF staff as it was on Saturday and Sunday,” said spokesperson from the SER.