Our Staff reporter SIALKOT - The Phalora Police have allegedly released two politically influential accused employees Bashir Ahmed and Khalid of Utility Stores Corporation (USC) who were caught red-handed by people and were handed over to police for selling daily-use commodities to local retail shopkeepers after stealing from utility stores instead of selling them to the people directly in Tharo Mandi, Pasrur tehsil here. On Thursday, the local people had caught red-handed some employees of utility stores Tharo Mandi while selling daily-use commodities to shopkeepers with their alleged mutual malpractice. Regional Manager Utility Stores Corporation Zahur Ahmad told the newsmen that the accused were involved in such nasty practice. He said that an inquiry report against them has been sent to the headquarters in Islamabad for necessary action. He said that instead of registering a case against the accused under the Black Marketing Act on his report, the Phalora police released the accused without taking any action against them. However, the police seized a bulk of daily used items including ghee and sugar, which were being sold to the retailers by the accused. When contacted, the sub inspector Fida Hussain (Incharge Police Check Post Tharo Mandi ) said that legal action would be taken against the accused later on, after the action to be taken against the accused by the high ups of the utility stores corporation, in this regard. Gepco collects record revenue of Rs55.05b: The Gepco has collected record revenue amounting to the tune of Rs55.05 billion from its customers during the last fiscal year (from July 2010 to June 2011) in Gujranwala Division, recording a 20 percent surge in the revenue collection against the previous fiscal years collection of Rs46.08 billion. Gepco Chief Executive Mehboob Alam disclosed this while chairing a high level meeting of the Gepco officials here. He said that the revenue collection ratio remained 99.4 percent during this fiscal year. On the occasion, he stressed the need for adopting better customer caring policies and principles to ensure maximum revenue collection through the provision of consolidated services to the consumers without hurting their trust.