Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) task force teams and FIA have conducted several raids in various districts of KP arrested the gas theft and disconnected illegal connections.
According to spokesperson of SNGPL, during the anti-theft operations in Peshawar and surroundings, task force teams along with FIA and local Police have disconnected 3150 feet illegal gas pipeline networks.
489 illegal gas connections and 290 tampered meters from Arif Town on Charsadda Road, Afridi Abad Kaga Wala Kohat road, Shakar Pura, Landi Sarak, Urmar, Regi, Palosi, Tehkal, Dalazak road and adjacent localities and lodged six FIR against gas theft. Meanwhile, Police has arrested several persons involved in illegal gas pipeline networks including Shah Wali, Sahib Khan, Qadar Gul, Shahab Khan, Rafiq Khan, Manzar Khan, Kachkul Khan, Subhan Ullah, Zari Jan, Ayaz Gul and other persons.
The sources also informed that during anti-gas theft operations in Lakki Marwat and Sarai Norang, SNGPL and District Administration has disconnected several illegal power generation units, where gas was being pilfered for power generation on commercial basis.
Seven FIRs have been lodged and several culprits have been arrested including Asif, Tanveer Gul, Alamgir, Allah Nawaz, Rehmat Ullah, Asmat Ullah, Faisal Kamal and other persons.
During anti-gas theft operations in Karak, one direct connection disconnected and arrested Usman Ullah and two other persons.
SNGPL task force teams have also disconnected 141 illegal gas pipeline networks in Karak.