KE To Face FIRs If Negligence Proved In Electrocution Cases, Says Police Chief

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KARACHI: City police chief Additional IG Ghulam Nabi Memon on Thursday said that FIRs would be registered against K-Electric over recent deaths of people due to electrocution cases in the city if negligence was proved on the part of the power utility.

Around 20 people, including children, died of electric shocks over the past three days due to moderate rains in the city.

Talking to media after attending a meeting of a standing committee at the Sindh Assembly building, Mr Memon said that participants in the meeting exchanged views about lodging FIRs against the power utility over deaths of people because of electric shocks during recent rains in Karachi.

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“If there is negligence, the cases will be lodged,” vowed the city police chief.

He claimed that so far no complaint had been received that the police were not lodging the cases.

“Heirs of the victims may lodge cases if they want to do so,” said the senior officer.

Karachi’s top cop added that deaths because of electrocution were a “technical issue” and if criminal negligence was proved, the police would take action.

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