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K-Electric CEO Moonis Alvi gets pre-arrest bail in electrocution case

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

17th Aug, 2020. 02:22 pm
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K-Electric’s Chief Executive Officer Moonis Alvi got pre-arrest bail on Monday by district and sessions court in exchange for Rs 200,000 bail bonds in a case related to the death of a youth from electrocution in the city’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area.

According to the details, court ordered police not to arrest Alvi till August 25 this month.

The court also directed the KE CEO to join the police investigation of the case.

Earlier, a case had been filed against K-Electric’s chief executive after a youth died of electrocution in the city’s Defence Phase VII area.

The case, filed at the Defence Police Station named four people, including the Karachi power distribution company.

The FIR was filed by the boy’s relative, who had told police that the 22-year-old was in Karachi for a visit from Mansehra when he died from electrocution.

The FIR also included provisions for murder.

The deceased’s uncle had claimed that he, along with the boy, had gone out for a walk when they saw that there was no door fixed at a substation of the power utility.

“Faizan went inside and got electrocuted,” he said, adding that after the incident took place, KE accused his nephew of theft.

KE, while expressing grief over the incident, had said that the youngster had entered the substation without permission.

“K-Electric continues to run awareness campaigns in order to inform people to stay away from power installations,” the spokesperson had said.

Earlier this month a written order was issued by the Supreme Court on the issue of death of citizens due to load shedding and electrocution in Karachi.

According to a written order issued by the Supreme Court, there have been deaths due to electric shocks because of broken wires in Karachi and K-Electric’s explanation regarding the deaths due to electric shocks is unacceptable.

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