Former MNA Jamshed Dasti held for alleged robberies

By: News Desk      Published: 04:42 PM, 6 Feb, 2020
Former MNA Jamshed Dasti held for alleged robberies

Former Member National Assembly Jamshed Dasti has been arrested in Multan on the charges of robbery and kidnapping.

Dasti was arrested near Geelani House in Multan by Muzaffargarh police in a case registered against him for his alleged involvement in looting oil tankers. He was also named for kidnapping the oil tankers crew as well.

On Tuesday, the police had arrested two of his two colluders as well as two police officials, who allegedly helped the leader of the Awami Raj Party in carrying out the robberies.

A former Union Council chairman, Malik Ajmal and a trade union leader Malik Abid had also been taken into custody.

In April 2013 Dasti was sentenced to 3 years in prison and 5,000 Rupees fine for presenting a fake graduation degree during the 2008 election. Following the court verdict, he was arrested from outside the courtroom. On 10 April 2013, the Multan bench of Lahore High Court heard Dasti’s appeal and overturned his conviction.