Lahore court acquits Rana Sanaullah in drugs possession case
A special court of Anti-Narcotics Lahore on Saturday acquitted federal interior minister Rana Sanaullah in a case related to drugs procession registered against him by Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) in 2019.
A hearing was held on Rana Sanaullah’s plea for acquittal in the drug smuggling case, in which Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Assistant Director Imtiaz and Inspector Ahsan appeared in the court.
During the hearing, Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Assistant Director Imtiaz and ANF Inspector Ahsan termed the prosecution’s allegation as false.
The two witnesses also submitted their affidavits, stating that no drugs were recovered in front of them.
The special court accepted the Sanaullah’s plea and acquitted federal minister and other accused.
Earlier today, in the acquittal petition filed by Rana Sanaullah stated that the case against him was based on lies and political grounds.
In PTI’s tenure 2019, Sanaullah was arrested by the Lahore’s Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) when he was traveling from Faisalabad to Lahore Rawal Toll Plaza.
The ANF claimed it confiscated 15 kilograms of heroin from Sanaullah’s vehicle, after which the Anti-Narcotics team had detained five, including PML-N leader’s security guard and driver.
The trial court had refused to grant him bail twice, but on September 24, 2019, the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted bail to Sanaullah and ordered to release him.
The FIR registered against him stated that, PML-N leader was smuggling heroin.