The additional collector also issued notices to 179 cable operators. MCN contended that the list recovered by sub-divisional officer squad was of the future cable connections and pleaded ignorance about the lists of cable connections available with the district administration.
After hearing both sides, additional collector Lawande imposed fine, including tax on connections of Rs 4.21 crore on MCN and cable operators.
General Manager of MCN Diwa Dahale said, "The list found by sub-divisional officer squad was of the survey of possible cable connections.
However, administration is terming it as list of cable connections which is totally wrong. Moreover, many customers have left the city or turned to DTH services."