SSGC Prosecution Success, 5 Years Imprisonment, fined PKR 100,000/-
Karachi, October 06, 2020 (PPI-OT): SSGC got another success on legal front against gas theft. Honourable Court of District and Session Judge / Gas Utility Court, Hyderabad Judge, Mr. Mohammad Iqbal Met Syed Sharufudeen in a Special Case, gave the verdict of five years imprisonment along with a fine of Rs. 100,000/-, on the failure of non-paying of cost of fine the punishment of four months will be levelled to the accused Nizamudeen.
Punishment leveed under section 15 and section 17 of the Gas theft and recovery act 2016. Accused was laveed 5-5 years in each crime of theft. Culprit was found to be accessing gas by illegal means directly through SSGC’s service line, for running his business. He was arrested from the court premises where judgment was announced by the honourable court.
Director General, SS and CGTO Brig. (R) Muhammad Abuzar in his statement said that SSGCL is continuously carrying out Counter Gas Theft Operations and aggressively contesting prosecution cases. According to him, gas theft is one of the major contributors to UFG (Unaccounted for Gas) and thus is resulting in major losses to the Company, contributing to the limited supply to other sectors of the country, including, domestic, commercial, and industrial sectors.
CGTO chief requested from the public to come forward and support SSGC in its fight against gas theft. He appeals the public to report any cases of gas theft by calling their official helpline 1199, or contacting on 0323-8213346 or email their concerns on firstname.lastname@example.org. Further he added that all informers will get 5% of the gas theft recovered amount as per Gas Theft Control and Recovery Act 2016.
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