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Lahore High Court to announce reserved verdict on Rana’s bail plea today


Muneer Ahmed Bajwa Reporter

24th Dec, 2019. 09:06 am
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Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday will announce  its reserved verdict on Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah’s bail petition.

According to details, LHC  reserved its verdict on the bail petition.

Rana Sanaullah has filed bail petition in drug possession case.

The PML-N lawmaker denies the charges.

He is currently on judicial remand.

An anti-narcotics court on December 11 extended judicial remand  Rana Sanaullah till January 4, 2020.

Defence counsel Azam Tarar said his client’s security was withdrawn 13 days before the incident, only to make a case against him.

He said the government was displeased with Rana Sanaullah because of his statements, which was why he was framed in a false case.

Lahore High Court court reserved its verdict after listening to the arguments from both the sides.

The court also issued notices to the investigation officer.

The court seeked a reply on the application of Rana Sanaullah for provision of a video of the ministers.

On December 14, the defense lawyers as a protest against the inappropriate behavior of police personnel had boycotted the anti-narcotics court proceedings.

 Drug Smuggling Case

Rana Sanaullah arrested on the evening of July 1 by the ANF Lahore team from the Islamabad-Lahore motorway near the Sukheki area.

He was traveling from Faisalabad to Lahore.

According to ANF spokesperson, drugs recovered from the PML-N leader’s car.

The PML-N leader arrested days after a large-scale crackdown on drug peddlers in Punjab,

Later shifted to an unidentified place for further investigations.

Also Read: LHC directs ANF to submit response in Rana Sana Case

Although The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) had submitted charge-sheet against the PML-N stalwart in July this year in the case.

Rana Sanaullah and six other suspects named in the 200-page long challan.

Moreover, He filed a fresh bail plea on November 6,

He cited footage submitted by the Lahore Safe City Authority that contradicted the prosecution’s argument.

A case filed in accordance with the Control of Narcotics Substances Act, 1997.

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