A court in Sanghar district convicted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) minority Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Diwan Sachanand to three years imprisonment in a case pertaining to a bounced cheque.
After the civil judge and judicial magistrate Kamran Ali Kalhoro pronounced the verdict, the police arrested Sachanand from outside the court premises.
The PTI MPA was accused of giving a cheque of Rs10 million to Ayub Rajput, a resident of Berani area of Sanghar, five years ago even though the deposit was insufficient in his bank account.
A case was subsequently registered at the city police station in Tando Adam. Sachanand was on bail in the case.
Talking to the media after his conviction, Sachanand termed the case fake and said that he would challenge the decision in the Sindh High Court (SHC).