1,041 power pilferers nabbed

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Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) have caught 1,041 power pilferers in separate operations launched across south Punjab during the ongoing month, a MEPCO official said on Tuesday. MEPCO teams accompanying task forces raided different places in Multan, Vehari, Sahiwal, Rahimyar Khan, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalnagar, Khanewal, and Dera Ghazi Khan and detected theft of over 1.1 million electricity units.

A sum of over Rs 27.2 million fine was imposed on the power thieves while FIRs were registered against 68 of them over involvement in tampering with the body of meters, direct supply, installing loop in meters, slowing down meters, meter dead stop.