MULTAN (DNA): Awami Raj Party MNA Jamshed Ahmed Dasti, in a new video, has alleged that he is being tortured by police in Multan Central Jail.
The video went viral on Thursday and apparently showed Dasti pleading for help sitting in a police vehicle.
He said that he has been severely beaten up by police and deprived of food for six days and that he often has to deal with rats and other poisonous insects in his cell during the night.
Dasti was scheduled to be released from Multan Central Jail the last week after an Anti-Terrorism Court approved his bail application in a different case. “As soon as I got out of jail, they caught me again,” the MNA added.
The police arrested him in a case that the Civil Lines police had registered against him back in his hometown.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Shahbaz Ahmed allowed six-day judicial remand of the accused.
“I am not at fault, I am a poor man. They drag me and beat me,” he added saying that he’s being wronged.
He appealed to the CJP to take notice of his mish-handling by the police adding that his sister was battling with stage three cancer and his mother, too, was unwell.
“They have tortured me so much … I have not been able to sleep for five days,” he said.
“This is a democracy, we are no longer under the rule of [Gen Parvez] Musharaf. Take Suo Motu notice and call me [to court],” Dasti said, addressing the CJP and Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah.