Karachi – 18th June, 2014: K-Electric, formerly KESC, released a press statement and gave details about a successful raid against electricity theft at Columbus Towers with the help of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
The FIA and the KE teams were accompanied by the KE Police and raided Columbus Towers – a residential apartment building located in Frere Town, Clifton. According to the press statement, the supervisor of the building was arrested on the spot and is currently being questioned by FIA.
The inspection of the aforementioned building revealed that electricity theft was being carried out after the meters were found tampered and used for lifts and water pumps. The meters were confirmed tampered by Meter Department with holes right on the front glass. Meters have been taken over by FIA office as evidence of case. The electricity theft amounts to Rs. 2.5 Million approximately.
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 can be controlled. The reprehensive exercise will help curtail electricity theft and ensure more fair and equal distribution of electricity to the citizens of Karachi.