Electricity theft: FIA, LESCO uncover remote controlled theft mechanism

Owner of hotel arrested on charges of electricity theft from Gulberg, Lahore.


Web Desk/asad Kharal July 23, 2013
Officials recovered a remote controlled device to turn the meters off. DESIGN: FAIZAN SETHI/FILE

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.

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COMMENTS (6)

Brian | 7 years ago | Reply

@shaukat: shaukat is it possible you can share the details of such remote.

Ali | 7 years ago | Reply

Shaukat bahi plz tell me from where u get that ???? Or can u plz arrange

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