LAHORE – Lesco has detected 152 electricity thieves in Samanabad and action is on, said an official.

Division Additional SE Qaseem Qureshi said FIRs had been registered against 25 people for pilfering power. The deduction bills of Rs4.8 million were sent to the people involved in the crime and their connections were also disconnected.”

Qureshi said it was the second major operation against the electricity theft in two weeks in Samanabad division on the direction of the Lesco CEO Muhammad Saleem. He said that electricity theft would not be bear at any cost and strict actions were being taken to check the menace. Saidpur SDO Rana Dilshad led the swoop.