Court adjourns drug case against PML-N’s Rana Sanaullah
LAHORE: A district and sessions court has adjourned the hearing of contraband case against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Rana Sanaullah until the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) personnel present record, on Tuesday.
According to details, Rana Sanaullah was presented before a district and sessions court in the contraband case today. Sanaullah was on judicial remand after his arrest due to the discovery of a large stash of contraband in his vehicle.
In the hearing, Rana Sanaullah’s lawyer presented arguments, saying that his client was a target of political vengeance.
The lawyer said that a challan has not been presented so far in the case, adding that the case’s file, mobile, and medicines of his client have still not been released.
The court stated that it cannot resume hearing until it gets the record from the ANF and indefinitely adjourned the case.
Before the hearing, Mall Road and adjacent areas faced traffic jam as security was increased around the court premises and routes restricted with containers.
Last month, Sanaullah, a member of the National Assembly (MNA) and president of the PML-N’s Punjab wing, was arrested in a drug-related case, with the ANF officials telling Geo News he was arrested while travelling with his guards to a meeting from Faisalabad to Lahore.
An ANF (Lahore) spokesperson had confirmed that the PML-N’s senior leader was arrested and a case was being filed in accordance with the Control of Narcotics Substances Act, 1997, after a large stash of contraband was recovered from his vehicle.
LAHORE: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) will present Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah in court in drugs smuggling case as his 14 days judicial remand has expired, on Tuesday (today).
According to reports, strict security measures have been ordered and no PML-N worker would be allowed in the court.
Earlier, Ministry of Narcotics Control summoned record of all the accused including former Punjab law minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab president Rana Sanaullah from the Punjab police.
Sources said that a notification has been sent to City Police Officers (CPO) and District Police Officers (DPO) of the province in this regard.
The notification summoned criminal record, drugs trafficking, money laundering and funding of proscribed organisations of Rana Sanaullah and others.
Sanaullah, the president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Punjab chapter and a fierce critic of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government, was arrested by the ANF for his alleged links with drug traffickers in Lahore.
The ANF had claimed to have seized 15 kilogrammes of heroin from Sanaullah’s vehicle. He is currently in jail on a judicial remand.