Court Orders FIR Against SHO On Jamshed Dasti’s Contempt Plea

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MUZAFFARGARH, ( – 6th May, 2021 ) :Special judicial magistrate Shahid Moazzam Thursday ordered registration of FIR against SHO PS city Muzaffargarh on contempt application filed by Awami Raj Party chairman Jamshed Ahmad Khan Dasti seeking his vehicle back from police custody.

City police had taken Jamshed Dasti’s vehicle in custody after he had indulged in exchange of arguments with Muzaffargarh Baldia staff to stop them from removing articles belonging to a poor man to clear way for visit of a senior police officer to pay visit to the family of a police martyr.

Dasti had then filed case against police seeking recovery of his vehicle and court had ordered police to hand over vehicle to complainant on ‘Superdari’.

Police, however, failed to comply with the order prompting Dasti to file contempt of court petition.

On Thursday, SI/SHO Hussain Ali Shah appeared before the court and submitted a report informing the court that the four-wheeler has been sent to Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) for examination and would be returned as soon as it is returned to Muzaffargarh police after examination.

SHO also submitted a report that stated that the vehicle was sent to Lahore at night time 2:30 am on May 5. However, court also examined a video showing SI M. Rasheed loading the vehicle on a truck and taking somewhare on the highway during day time, contrary to police report that it was done at night.

Rejecting police assertion, the court ordered DPO Muzaffargarh to register FIR against the SHO under Police Rules 1975 and Police Order 2002 and submit compliance report. Court also ordered police to hand over the vehicle to former MNA and Awami Raj Party chairman Jamshed Dasti.

Jamshed Dasti’s lawyers said, a petition has also been filed with Lahore High Court Multan Bench to be heard by the high court on Friday, May 7.