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Miscreants involved in theft of NTDC Transmission Line Material arrested in Sindh; caused loss of Rs 750 million

May 23, 2019

Lahore, May 23, 2019 (PPI-OT): Gang comprising of nine miscreants involved in theft of material of 500 kV transmission lines in Southern Region has been arrested by Jamshoro, Khanot and Sehwan police. FIRs have been registered under terrorism Act. The sabotage activities on transmission line power pylons and theft of material caused loss of Rs 750 million to National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDC).

The spokesman said that during the third week of current month, NTDC Asset Management South Region witnessed three sabotage activities on 500 kV Dadu-Port Qasim Transmission line and 500 kV CPHGC-Jamshoro Transmission line which resulted in collapse of 5 towers on both transmission lines in Jamshoro district.

It was revealed that the activities were carried out by a gang of local miscreants, who managed to collapse towers and took away the parts of power pylons like nut bolts, braces and joint plates etc. Resultantly, beside power suspension to some areas, NTDC faced loss of Rs 750 million in terms of revenue and theft of material. However, power was restored to affected areas through alternative sources.

The spokesman said that NTDC Management formulated a team comprising of GM, Chief Engineer, Superintending Engineer and Addl Manager Security Wing of NTDC to unearth activities of stolen material and increased the patrolling and surveillance with coordination of local police. SSP Jamshoro Mr. Tauqeer Naeem instructed police party for raids in areas of Jamshoro, Khanot and Sehwan and arrested nine accused namely, Luqman, Chanoo Alias Chanesar, Jamal, Mullan Alias Tayab, Kamal, Tariq, Khan Mohammad, Khanod and Abbas.

Some miscreants belongs to a local private contractor. During the raid large number of NTDC transmission line equipment was recovered from miscreants hidden in different areas. MD NTDC appreciated the NTDC team for its efforts for recovery and timely arrest of miscreants.

For more information, contact:
Director Media and PR, NTDCL
National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDCL)
221 WAPDA House Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99201020, +92-42-99202211 Ext: 2286
Cell: +92-321-478251
Fax: +92-42-99210894

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