An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Friday rejected a post-arrest bail plea of PML-N Punjab President Rana Sanaullah in a narcotics case. The court approved the bail pleas of other five accused including Akram, Umar Farooq, Amir Rustom, Usman Ahmed, and Sibtain Khan.
Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sep. 14 demanded the Chief Justice to take notice of the case against former Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaulla, who is facing a trial on charges of possessing drugs.
PMLN spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb had said, Sanuallah’s arrest was the worst example of political revenge and was a slap in the face of the justice system. “Rana Sanaullah was arrested on drug-related charges, but the inquiry has shifted to scrutinising his assets. The government is prosecuting him [Sanaullah] without a judge and a lawyer,” Aurangzeb said.
The PML-N spokesperson added, the prosecutor has also admitted that he has no video evidence against Sanaullah. “Even after two months and 13 days, no video has been produced but an inquiry into his assets which he inherited from his father is happening.”
The ANF had arrested Rana Sanaullah on July 1 in a narcotics case and the next day a judicial magistrate sent him to jail on judicial remand. According to the ANF, 15 kilograms heroin was found in possession of the PML-N leader.