LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah has approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) for bail in a narcotics case.
Rana Sanaullah, through his petition, pleaded with the court for grant of post-arrest bail, alleging that he was implicated in a fake case. He further submitted that the FIR of the incident was registered with a delay, which made it suspicious.
An LHC single bench, comprising Justice Chaudhry Mushtaq Ahmad, is to hear the bail petition here on Thursday.
On July 1, ANF officials arrested Rana Sanaullah, who served as the Punjab law minister during the former PML-N government, from Islamabad-Lahore motorway near Sukheki, while he was traveling from Faisalabad to Lahore.
The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) had registered an FIR against the PML-N leader under 9-C, 15 and 17 of the Control of Narcotic Substances Act. It was alleged that the ANF recovered 15-kilogram heroin and other drugs from Rana Sanaullah’s car, whereas, the operation was conducted on a tip-off.
It is pertinent to mention here that a special court had twice rejected the bail petition filed by Rana Sanaullah in the case. However, the co-accused had been granted bail.
Earlier, On Oct 2, Rana Sanaullah filed a bail petition in the LHC but it was withdrawn later.