Drug smuggling case: Rana Sanaullah's judicial remand extended till November 16

Drug smuggling case: Rana Sanaullah's judicial remand extended till November 16

Lahore (Staff Report): An anti-narcotics court on Saturday extended Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab senior leader and Member National Assembly (MNA) Rana Sanaullah's judicial remand by 14 days in a narcotics case.

According to details, the ANF produced Rana Sanaullah in anti-narcotics court for the hearing today.

Duty judge Khalid Bashir conducted the hearing of the case and the call data record of the investigation officer was submitted in the court.

The investigation agency also presented the mobile phone data of the investigation officer in the court. “The mobile phone data of Rana Sanaullah will be produced in the next hearing of the case,” ANF officials told the court.

The court extending the judicial remand of Rana Sanaullah and ordered the ANF to produce the former Punjab law minister in the case hearing on November 16.

The court in the previous hearing sought a detailed record of the phone calls of PML-N leader on the request of the defence.

Rana Sanaullah asked the court’s permission to meet with the family members and his lawyers. The judge allowed him to meet family members and lawyers in the courtroom.

Earlier, Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) challenged trial court’s decision of not hearing heroin smuggling case against Rana Sanaullah on daily basis in the Lahore High Court (LHC).

The ANF legal director moved the petition subitting that a drug trafficking case was lodged against the PML-N leader on July 1 and the challan was timely submitted but the court was hearing case on daily basis. The petitioner said that the trial court also rejected their plea that the case should be heard on daily basis.

Rana Sanaullah was arrested by ANF from Motorway near Sukheki on July 1. He is accused of having ties with drug traffickers.

The ANF officials claimed that they had recovered drugs from Sanaullah’s vehicle and lodged a case under section 9 (C) of Control of Narcotic Substances Act 1997.