LESCO continuing with anti-power theft operation in all its circles of operation on 5th consecutive day


LESCO (Lahore Electric Supply Company) is continuing with anti-power theft operation in all its circles of operation on fifth consecutive day (Monday) and detected 194 customers stealing electricity, according to the company’s spokesman here.
He added that LESCO has also submitted applications for registration of FIRs against all the electricity thieves in the respective police stations, out of which 97 FIRs (First Information Reports) have been registered and 25 suspects arrested.
The LESCO raiding teams managed to detect one industrial, one agricultural, seven commercial and 185 domestic connections from where the respective customers were stealing electricity. The company, he said, also charged 528,700 units to electricity thieves caught on the fifth day in the form of detection bill amounting to Rs 24.168 million after disconnecting all the connections. Also on the fifth day of operation, he said, LESCO teams found some important figures involved in electricity theft.
Following directives of Prime Minister and the Ministry of Energy (Power Division), he said, the LESCO Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engineer Shahid Haider has launched massive operations against electricity thieves. The CEO is resolute to eliminate the evil of electricity theft from the LESCO region.
The spokesman said that on fifth day of operation, LESCO charged 52840 detection units of Rs 2.959 million to Muhammad Younas (Chaanan Dyna Mill), 50966 detection units of Rs 2.854 million to Abdul Rauf having a commercial connection, 25907 units of Rs 569,954 to Naaki Chan Muhammad Bilal, 5431 units worth Rs 325,872 to Shabir Ahmad Liliani, 5303 units of Rs 265,150 to Kamran Madhulal, and 6270 units worth Rs 229,000 to Asghar Ali (Suhana Service Station).
The spokesman mentioned that a total of 1,273 connections were detected as stealing electricity during five-day operation in LESCO region. Out of 1272 FIR applications, 796 FIRs have so far been registered and 83 suspects arrested, he said, asserting that a total of 4,277,577 detection units worth Rs 181.028 million have been charged to all the electricity thieves.
LESCO CEO said that grand operation against electricity theft would continue without discrimination electricity thieve, and the LESCO officers/officials and field staff conniving in the power theft would also be taken to task.

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