10 held for gas theft in Gujranwala
GUJRANWALA: The anti–theft squad led by Assistant Commissioner Saima Ali and SNGPL and police officials raided a furnace and arrested 10 people on the charge of stealing gas.
The team raided the furnace owned by Iqbal Butt on the Sheikhupura Road and detected that gas was being stolen by joining pipes directly with the underground main line. Those arrested include Abdul Ghafoor, Boota, Siddique, Wajid Ali, Azam, Ramazan, Shafayat Ali, Ashraf Ali, Luqman Ali and Chan.
Boota said that he had got the furnace on rent form Iqbal Butt but yet had to take its possession. According to the SNGPL officials, the accused had stolen gas worth millions of rupees. The Khiali police are investigating.