District: (Gepco brings 34364 consumers to task for electricity pilferage)


SIALKOT: The special surveillance teams of Gepco Gujranwala have caught as many as 34364 accused consumers red handed while stealing electricity through different ways, during its ongoing special campaign against the electricity thieves in Gujranwala Region’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts during the last month.

According to the senior officials of Gepco, the Gepco teams caught red handed as many as 33818 domestic consumers, 203 commercial consumers, 126 tube well consumers and 217 industrial consumers while stealing electricity red handed in Gujranwala Region.

Gepco senior officials got registered separate cases against 35 chronic accused for electricity pilferage here, besides, sending Rs.89 million detection bills to all the accused for electricity pilferage by adding as many 9.4 million additional electricity consumption units in their monthly bills, in this regard.

Gepco has so far recovered Rs.68 million from the said accused consumers, while special recovery teams have been formulated to ensure the early recovery of the rest of amount of the fine from them.