State Duma deputies from “United Russia” Mikhail Starshinov and gadjimet Safaraliev offered for theft of electricity to impose a penalty of up to six years in prison. The corresponding bill submitted to the government and the Supreme court for approval, reports TASS.
Elders explained that under article 158 of the Criminal code, the penalty provided, in particular, for stealing from the pipeline, oil pipeline or gas pipeline. “We believe that these same acts should be equated to the theft of the object of power grid facilities. This will eliminate existing legal gap”, — said the Deputy. According to him, this amendment is necessary not only because from-for the become frequent thefts of the company have substantial losses, but for the sake of maintaining safety at electric grid facilities.
For theft of electricity parliamentarians offer fine of 100-500 thousand rubles or the salary or other income of the convicted person for a period of one year to three years. Also possibility of punishment will be deprivation of liberty for a term up to six years with a fine in the amount up to 80 thousand roubles or compulsory works for a term up to five years with restriction of liberty for a term up to 1.5 years.
In December 2016 the company “rosseti” reported that in the homes of Russians will be to install electricity meters, readings which cannot be changed with a magnet. Attempt to influence the operation of the device is recorded, a violation report will go to the regional subsidiaries of “Russian grids”, and then will come to the place in the company. The offence falls under the administrative article “autocratic connection and use electric, thermal energy”, which provides for individuals a fine of 10-15 thousand rubles.