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Miscreants involved in theft of NTDC transmission line material arrested in Sindh

LAHORE: 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.

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