MNA Jamshed Dasti’s brother lands behind bars for stealing timber

Mushtaq Dasti, two other suspects were caught red-handed by Civil Lines police in Muzaffargarh

News Desk October 22, 2017
Mushtaq Dast and, two other suspects were caught red-handed by Civil Lines police in Muzaffargarh. EXPRESS SCREENGRAB

Punjab police claimed to have arrested MNA Jamshed Dasti’s brother and two others on account of theft and smuggling of timber from Muzaffargarh district, Express News reported on Sunday.

According to police sources, the lawmaker’s elder brother Mustaq Dasti and his two accomplices were illegally cutting off trees when a forest guard informed the Civil Lines police who immediately arrived at the scene and caught the suspects red-handed.

The police also claimed to have seized the timber from the possession of the accused.

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Later, a large number of residents gathered outside the Civil Lines Police Station to protest against the arrest of the lawmaker’s brother.

However, police said a case has been registered against the suspects, who are wanted in several other cases, for stealing government-owned timber.


MNA | 4 years ago | Reply well even brothers of MNAs are corrupt as they hide behind them to steal openly
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