Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s prosecution authorities affirmed that the benefits of public utilities are available to everyone, and whoever deliberately damages them will be subject to penalties.
People who damage public utilities or help others do so will be penalized under the Public Utilities Protection System.
The Public Prosecution confirmed that the Public Utilities Protection System prohibits deliberately damaging any service extensions or facilities.
The system also prohibits the intentional cutting or disruption of any public utility extensions. It entails penalties irrespective of whether the perpetrator is the one who caused the damage; or is a partner in the violation.
The Public Prosecution indicated that anyone who tries to damage public utilities faces a fine of up to SR100,000 and imprisonment for two years.
Penalties for deliberately destroying public utilities also include the publication of the penalty; ruling against the violator in the mass media at his own expense.
The above is in addition to restitution for damages to the facilities. And will include the repair costs of the damage caused by the violator.
The violator will also pay compensation for the loss of facility by the aggrieved party.
The Public Prosecution confirmed that all the penalties are per the Public Utilities Protection System.