MUZAFFARGARH: A court granted bail to Awami Raj Party chairman MNA Jamshed Dasti in a murder case here on Thursday.
Additional Sessions Judge Rashid Anjum approved his bail and ordered him to submit surety bonds of Rs200,000.
Jamshed Dasti was nominated as a co-accused in 2015 murder case, registered with the City Police Station Muzaffargarh. He has been bailed out in three different cases by different courts.
Meanwhile, Anti-Terrorism Court DG Khan Judge Shakir Hassan rejected the plea of police seeking further physical remand of Dasti. The court adjourned the hearing until June 19.
The MNA was not sent to Islamabad. Earlier, it was reported that he had been asked to visit the assembly on the call of the National Assembly speaker.
Jamshed Dasti taken to Islamabad on NA speaker’s orders
MUZAFFARGARH: On the production order of Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, police took detained MNA Jamshed Ahmad Dasti to Islamabad to enable him attend the National Assembly’s ongoing session.
A police officer said they had received the speaker’s order to produce the MNA.
Meanwhile, the Multan bench of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered the police to allow the family to meet Dasti.
The MNA’s family had moved the court against the police who were allegedly not allowing the family to meet the legislator in the jail.
MNA’s mother Ghulam Sakina, 75, and his sister alleged that the police inflicted torture on Jamshed Dasti.
Muzaffargarh police had arrested Dasti on June 8 when he was returning from Islamabad. Initially, he was sent to the Multan central jail and later to the Dera Ghazi Khan jail.
The district government had a case registered against him for opening sluices of Dinga minor. Later, police added section 7-ATA. On Tuesday last, he was booked in an illegal weapon case.
He was produced before the special court on Wednesday. The court granted him bail in two cases while three cases were still being heard.
On Wednesday, a number of farmers gathered at Kalu Headworks and took out a rally in favour of Dasti.