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Friday, February 15, 2019

HESCO nabs power thieves

By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Three illegal electric transformers were recovered during a search operation carried out by a team of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) against electric defaulters in Lakhat area near left bank of River Indus. 

The team led by Superintendent Engineer Malik Imtiaz conducted the raid near Pir Noor Shah Feeder where two transformers were located hidden in bushes while one illegal transformer was mounted on an electric pole. 

SE Malik Imtiaz told reporters that these three transformers were being used in running as many as twelve tube wells to irrigate hundreds of acres of land, wheat grinders besides supplying power to hundreds of houses. 

He said that an application was submitted to Qazi Ahmed Police for registration of FIR against the culprits. 

He disclosed that the raiding team faced resistance from local area people during operation against power thieves, adding that a departmental action has also been initiated against HESCO staff found involved in conniving with power thieves some of whom were also transferred from the area.