Pakistan

ATC grants bail to Jamshed Dasti

DERA GHAZI KHAN: An anti-terrorism court granted bail to Member National Assembly Jamshed Ahmed Dasti in a case related to illegally opening a sluice gate of a water channel, ARY News reported.

Dasti, chairman of his Pakistan Awami Raj Party, was arrested on June 08 for forcibly opening the sluice gate at a canal to release irrigation water to Dinga minor.

The ATC judge approved bail of Dasti against a surety of Rs 100,000.

Dasti is facing  27 criminal cases including the one related to forcibly releasing water into the Dinga canal and torturing irrigation officials.

The Karamdad Qureshi police had registered a case against him under sections 353, 430, 148, 149 and 186 of the Pakistan Penal Code on an application submitted by the Kot Addu irrigation sub-division officer.

It was alleged in the complaint that the MNA had forcibly released water into the Dinga canal and when irrigation officials informed him that it was closed following court orders  he threatened them with dire consequences.

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