21 power thieves held


Islamabad —Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) apprehended 21 electricity pilferers in the ongoing drive. The IESCO spokesman told APP here that six culprits were caught red handed from Chakwal, one from Islamabad, five each from Attock and Jhelum circles and four Rawalpindi Circle.
All the culprits were found involved in power theft through direct line (Kunda System) and by broken security strip of the meter. FIRs have been lodged against power thieves under the new electricity (Amendment) Act. The spokesman said the new ‘ROSHNI SMS Service 8398’ and 118 help line was serving commendably in entire IESCO region including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal and Attock circles. This service was getting massive response from its users, he said.—APP