GUJRANWALA - Dozens of villagers led by a local landlord beat a Gepco team accompanied by an assistant sub inspector (ASI) for cutting off their illegal electricity connections here the other day.

According to Gepco sources, about 80 residents of Kotli Mansu were involved in power theft from main Gepco power supply lines. The villagers attacked the Gepco team when the latter raided the village and attempted to cut off the illegal connections.

Resultantly, team leader Gepco Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) Ramzan, the Tatlewali assistant sub inspector and other team members sustained injuries. A case had been registered against 20 villagers on the complaint of the Gepco SDO.