Lesco detects 350 power pilferers

March 04, 2024
Workers repair the high voltage wires on a pole on February 20, 2024. — Online

LAHORE: The Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) has detected a total of 350 connections from where customers were pilfering electricity in all its circles of five districts -- Lahore, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Kasur and Okara, on the 172nd day of the anti-power theft campaign.


A Lesco spokesman told the media here on Sunday that the company also submitted FIR applications against electricity thieves, out of which 137 FIRs had been registered in respective police stations.

On the 172nd 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 09 were commercial, 01 industrial, 02 agricultural and 338 domestic, and all these connections were disconnected and charged with a total of 241,388 units as detection bill amounting to Rs8.588 million.

Apprising the media of some major power pilferers, he explained that Lesco charged Rs300,000 detection bill to an electricity pilferer in Shafiqabad area; Rs254,700 detection bills to a power pilferer in Phool Nagar, Rs200,000 detection bill to an electricity thief in Akbari Gate area, and Rs150,000 fine in the form of detection bills to a customer stealing electricity in an area around Data Darbar.