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 for seven days in a narcotics recovery case.
According to details, Rana Sanauallah was not produced before the court owing to law and order issue. The police submitted its report in this regard.
The jail officials told the court that the accused could not be produced due to law and order situation. They requested the court to adjourn the hearing.
The court accepted the plea and extended judicial remand of the PM L-N leader till December 21.
During the previous hearing on December 14, the defence lawyers had boycotted the court proceedings as a protest against the inappropriate behavior of police personnel.
Defence lawyer Tahir Khalil Sindhu had said that the security officials resorted to violence against him and other lawyers.
The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) had arrested Rana Sanaullah from Motorway near Sukheki on July 1, claiming to have recovered heroin from his vehicle.
The FIR was lodged against the former provincial minister under section 9 (C) of Control of Narcotic Substances Act 1997, which carries the death penalty or life imprisonment or a jail-term that may extend to 14 years along with a fine up to Rs1 million.