LAHORE/ KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) in a joint raid have caught the owner of a local hotel on charges of electricity theft.
The FIA team, along with technical staff of LESCO raided the multi-storied Savoy Hotel situated in Gulberg area of Lahore on Tuesday and recovered a remote controlled device which is used for electricity theft , The Express Tribune has learnt .
The suspect was identified as Ahmed Shuja Luk , the owner of the hotel, a member of the raiding party told The Express Tribune.
The remote control device recovered from the hotel premises was used to steal electricity by blocking the meter without opening the meter’s body, a member of the raiding team further stated.
FIA officials said that the actual volume of the loss of electricity theft will be determined after the technical as well as forensic analysis of the meter, and billing history.
A case has been registered against Ahmed Shuja Luk under section 39-A of the Electricity Act and sections 36/37 of Electronic Transactions Ordinance with FIA Anti-Corruption’s Circle Police Station.
KESC-FIA teams set up
In Karachi, the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) and the FIA have set up a task force to crack down on electricity theft and illegal electricity consumption, Express News reported.