KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday granted protective bail to K-Electric Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Syed Moonis Alvi against two cases relating to electrocution deaths in the metropolis.
The court also granted protective bail to KE Chief Distribution Officer (CDO) Amer Zia. The SHC bench has approved bails against surety bonds of Rs50,000 each.
The court has directed both the accused to cooperate with concerned authorities in the investigation related to the deaths.
The K-Electric CEO moved SHC after police registered a First Information Report (FIR) on Wednesday against four K-Electric officials, including its CEO, over the death of 19-year-old Faizan Ahmed due to electrocution.
The incident occurred on the morning of August 11 in Karachi’s DHA Phase 7-Extention area.
A day earlier, the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed had expressed displeasure over prolonged power cuts and ordered to put the name of K-Electric CEO on the Exit Control List (ECL).
The apex court also ordered to register FIR of electrocution deaths in the port city against K-Electric officials.
It is pertinent to mention here that at least 39 people have died from electrocution in the port city in the last 35 days during the four monsoon rain spells that played havoc in the metropolis.