HomeDomesticFESCO imposes Rs.854m fine on 8,251 electricity thieves in 256 days

FESCO imposes Rs.854m fine on 8,251 electricity thieves in 256 days

FAISALABAD, May 22 (APP):The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has imposed Rs. 854 million fine on 8,251 electricity thieves caught during last 256 days of anti-power-theft campaign in the region.
Spokesman Tahir Sheikh said here on Wednesday that FESCO had launched a vigorous anti-theft drive in eight districts of its region and during 256 days of this campaign, the anti-theft teams of the company caught 8,251 power pilferers including 33 electricity thieves during the last 24 hours.
The company had imposed a total fine of Rs.854 million on the pilferers under the head of detection units of 19.1 million in addition to getting cases registered against 8107 accused whereas the police had arrested 6443 electricity thieves so far besides recovering Rs.614.4 million.
Giving further details, he said that the FESCO teams detected electricity theft at 1958 points in First Circle Faisalabad and imposed a fine of Rs.200 million on them under the head of 4555,000 million detection units.
In Second Circle Faisalabad, the FESCO teams caught 1480 electricity thieves and imposed a fine of Rs.155.1 million under 3654,000 detection units.
Similarly, 932 cases of electricity theft were detected in Jhang Circle and the company handed down the power pilferers with a fine of Rs.99.3 million under 2749,000 detection units.
He further said that 1204 electricity thieves were caught from Sargodha Circle and they were imposed a fine of Rs.130 million under 2536,000 detection units.
In Mianwali Circle, 2105 consumers were found involved in electricity theft and they were handed down with a fine of Rs.201.3 million for 4199,000 detection units.
The FESCO teams also caught 572 power pilferers from Toba Tek Singh Circle and they were fined with Rs.67.3 million for 1335,000 detection units, spokesman added.
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