Karachi 12th June 2014: K-Electric, formerly KESC, released a press statement and gave details about successful raids against electricity thieves with the help of the FIA.
The FIA and the KE team were accompanied by the KE Police and raided nine different sites, and found them involved in electricity theft. Eight of these sites belonged to Surjani whereas one was from North Karachi. According to the press statement, arrests were made from each site as well.
In North Karachi KE’s manager inspection caught a Plastic factory which was located in the basement of a house and indulging in electricity theft. After the owner of the house refused to grant any access to the inspection manager, the KE and FIA teams were called upon, and once the house was raided, electricity theft of almost Rs. 1 Crore 25 Lacs was found.
In the area of Surjani, the two teams raided Sunny Plaza which was involved in electricity theft, which stood to almost Rs.19 Lacs. In the same area, two marriage halls named Emaan Marriage Hall and Marhaba Marriage Hall were also raided and a bill of more than Rs.12 Lacs was placed on the two halls by the KE team. Three more marriage halls belonging to one consumer were also raided by the FIA and KE teams in the area of Surjani, and electricity theft of more than Rs.10 Lacs was caught.
The press statement added that a garment factory in Surjani after thorough inspection was also raided and was caught stealing electricity worth almost Rs.5 Lac. On the other hand a house in the same vicinity was also raided by the two teams as well, where electricity theft of more than Rs.9 Lacs was caught.
KE along with the FIA has been conducting an anti-theft drive all over Karachi and KE vows to continue such drives so that theft of electricity could be controlled.