395 more power pilferers detected

Thursday, Feb 29, 2024

LAHORE:The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) detected a total of 395 connections from where consumers were pilfering electricity in all its circles of five districts: Lahore, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Kasur and Okara, on the 168th day of the anti-power theft campaign.

A Lesco spokesman told the media on Wednesday that the company also submitted FIR applications against electricity thieves, out of which 160 cases had been registered in respective police stations.

Grand anti-power theft operations against electricity thieves are being conducted on the directives of the Federal Power Division and the Lesco Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engineer Shahid Haider is supervising these operations. The Lesco chief vowed that the operations would continue without discrimination until the complete end of electricity theft.

The electricity pilferers as well as the Lesco officers and employees who facilitate them are also being brought to justice. On the 168th consecutive day of the anti-power theft campaign, the spokesman added, large commercial consumers were also found involved in electricity theft and all of them were also disconnected and charged with detection units.

Among the seized connections 11 were commercial, 01 industrial and 383 domestic, and all these connections were disconnected and charged with a total of 286,336 units as detection bill amounting to Rs9.727 million.

Apprising the media about some major power pilferers, he explained that Lesco charged Rs300,000 detection bill to an electricity pilferer in Delhi Gate area; Rs300,000 detection bills to a power pilferer in Gawalmandi area, Rs250,000 detection bill to another electricity thief in Sattu Katla area, and Rs200,000 fine in the form of detection bills to a customer stealing electricity in area of Green Town.

Anti-power theft operations in Wahga, Shahpur

The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) conducted successful anti-power theft operations and detected a number of power pilferers in its sub-divisions of Wahga Road and Shahpur, according to the company’s spokesman here on Wednesday. He said that on the instructions of Lesco Chief Executive Officer Engineer Shahid Haider, operations against electricity thieves was going on across the region of five district — Lahore, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Kasur and Okara.

The spokesman added that Wahga Road Sub-Division’s SDO Siraj-ud-Din Kaakar along with his team detected power pilferage for a tube-well and a Dera.The accused was stealing electricity by hooking on Lesco transmission line.

The Lesco team disconnected immediately the illegal connection and confiscated the wires used in the power theft. The Lesco has also submitted an FIR application against the accused with the local police station, besides charging him with 187,000 detection units.

Similarly, he added that Shahpur Sub-Division’s SDO M Hassan Raza along with his team found electricity theft at 20 quarters (residential units) owned by Mazhar Rasheed. The Lesco team also noticed that no approved connection/meter was installed on any of the residential units and the accused was pilfering electricity by hooking on Lesco’s main supply line.