Thursday, May 26, 2022

Drugs recovery case: Rana Sanaullah demands to form judicial commission

Drugs recovery case: Rana Sanaullah demands to form judicial commission
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah on Friday has demanded to form judicial commission in drugs recovery case. Speaking to the floor of National Assembly (NA), the PML-N leader demanded to constitute judicial commission and parliamentary committee to investigate drugs recovery charges against him. He cursed those who ordered to make fake cases and who made the cases against him. Raising the reservations on the ANF investigation, he said every citizen has right of fair trial. “I’m ready to pass through any process to prove my innocence”, he said while holding the Holy Quran in his hands. Reminding the story of his arrest by the ANF, Rana Sanaullah said he was taken into custody at the Toll Plaza after being stopped by the officials. He said he was moved to ANF police station and on the next day he was told that 15 kg heroin was recovered from his vehicle. The former law minister leader further claimed he was never interrogated by the ANF officials and challenged to prove the video footage to prove him wrong. He said he is innocent and sought Almighty Allah’s guidance for those who fixed him in what he thinks a fake case. Earlier on Dec 26, PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah was released from camp jail. It is pertinent to mention here that Rana Sanaullah was serving jail in a drug trafficking case. He was arrested on July 1 after 15 kilogrammes of heroin were recovered from his Land Cruiser.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) issued its detailed verdict on the bail granted to the PML-N leader in a drug trafficking case. The nine-page judgment was authored by LHC’s Justice Chaudhry Mushtaq Ahmad. The court questioned in its judgement why, even though the former provincial minister was accused of operating a narcotics trafficking network, the Anti Narcotics Force never sought his physical remand to investigate that allegation. According to the court verdict, Rana Sanaullah was granted bail because of the lapses in the prosecution’s case. The prosecution told the court that the ANF had been monitoring Sanaullah’s movements for a few days and they received credible information that drugs were being carried in a car similar to the one Sanaullah has. The court further questioned why formal documentary proceedings of the seizure of narcotics were not conducted at the time of arrest, and why a sample of only 20 grams of the heroin recovered was sent for testing when the seized quantity was a much higher 15 kilogrammes. The judgement also gave some weight to the ‘political victimsation’ argument made by the petitioner. “In the context of the petitioner being a vocal political leader of [the main] opposition party, this aspect of the case could not be ignored as political victimization in our country is an open secret,” the order stated.