Hesco crackdown: Power thieves injure two linesmen

HESCO employees were shot at by five people when they were disconnecting power supply to a dry cleaning shop.


APP July 10, 2013

HYDERABAD: Two employees of the Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (Hesco) were injured near Alamdar Chowk on Tuesday.

According to a Hesco spokesperson, Muhammad Sadiq Kubhar, a vigilance team of the power utility was on duty to disconnect ‘kundas’in the jurisdiction of Bhittai Nagar police station and was shot at by five people when they were disconnecting power supply to a dry cleaning shop. The men allegedly included the shop owner.

As a result of the firing, line superintendent-II Walidad Chandio and lineman Ghulam Nabi Khoso were injured and were rushed to the Liaquat University Hopsital.

Later, the Hesco management registered an FIR against Akhlaq Qureshi, Nadeem Qureshi and Khair Muhammad Suhag.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2013.

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