LAHORE: The Faisalabad police on Friday arrested a son-in-law of former law minister Rana Sanaullah outside the judicial complex where he went to attend hearing of the narcotics case against his father-in-law.
Few lawyers tried to thwart the arrest (in a murder case) but police personnel took Sheharyar with them and initially shifted him to the Islampura police station. Later, they took him to Faisalabad.
An official said Sheharyar was not nominated, however, the police arrested him in the light of the statement of a suspect. The Samanabad police had registered the case in 2016 against unidentified suspects on the charge of killing Shafqat Butt.
Meanwhile, a special court for the Control of Narcotics Substance on Friday extended judicial remand of Rana Sanaullah and other suspects in a narcotics case while the prosecution submitted further documents of challan.
The court also summoned on the next hearing a footage of a CCTV camera showing Rana Sana’s vehicle entering the motorway from a toll plaza, which the prosecution mentioned in its report.
The court adjourned hearing till Aug 24 and also allowed an opportunity to other suspects to engage their counsel.
The Anti-Narcotics Force had arrested Rana Sana on July 1 last in a narcotics case and the next day a judicial magistrate sent him to jail on judicial remand. The force claimed to have recovered 15kg heroin from the possession of the PML-N leader and lodged a case under section 9 (C) of the Control of Narcotic Substances Act 1997, which carries death penalty or life imprisonment.
Published in Dawn, August 10th, 2019