3 held for stealing transformer, cables

Officials added that they had recovered stolen cables and equipment worth Rs2.4 million from them


March 01, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

Police have arrested three people for their alleged involvement in stealing electricity transformers and cables.

Officials added that they had recovered stolen cables and equipment worth Rs2.4 million from them. A number of complaints had been made about the theft of transformers and electricity wires from Sector I-16.

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Locals had also raised the issue during an open court held by SSP Operations Sajid Kiani at Noon Police Station a few weeks ago. A police spokesperson said that arrest of the three suspects had come after police had pursued the men for several weeks.

The official added that they had recovered a transformer and bundles of wires worth Rs2.4 million from the suspects. The spokesperson said they expect to round up additional suspects soon.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 1st, 2017.          

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