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ATC grants bail to Jamshed Dasti in two separate cases

Awami Raj Party MNA Jamshed Dasti’s plea for bail in two separate cases was accepted by a Sargodha Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday.

The two cases pertaining to hate speech and water theft against Dasti had been shifted to the ATC in Sargodha from Muzaffargarh.

Shockingly, 150 lawyers appeared in court to plead for Dasti’s bail in the two cases before the ATC.

Last week, Jamshed  who was remanded for six days to police custody on June 23, had alleged that he was being tortured and starved by police in Multan Central Jail.

A medical exam issued by the Punjab Government on Friday revealed, however, that no marks of violence were found during the MNA’s examination.

The examination report prepared by a board of five doctors from District Headquarters Hospital found there were no visible marks of violence on the MNA’s body.

A Muzaffargarh police team had arrested Jamshed in a case that the Civil Lines police had registered against him back in his hometown.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Shahbaz Ahmed had allowed a six-day judicial remand of the accused.

Dasti alleged that he had been framed and false cases had been registered against him. “I am not at fault, I am a poor man. They drag me and beat me,” he added.

Over all, there are 25 cases pending against Dasti in various courts.

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