The Lahore High Court (LHC) expressed displeasure with the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Punjab’s case against Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and has warned to send additional director general ACE to jail over incorrect registration of the case.
The case was heard by LHC’s Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan at the Rawalpindi bench. The judge remarked that the warrants of Rana Sanaullah were issued over an incorrect statement.
The judge also inquired about the whereabouts of DG ACR Punjab for not appearing despite the court’s direction to appear. The judge also said that the ACE was required to present the evidence against Rana Sanaullah and that he was made Pakistan’s number one proclaimed offender without evidence.
Justice Khan stated that the interior minister was a buyer of the plot in the housing society in question and the ACR had registered a case against him instead of protecting him.
ACE Punjab’s lawyer said that the no-objection certificate (NOC) of the housing society was not issued. The judge said that NOC had no relation to the case because it was said that Rana Sanaullah was bribed to purchase a plot. He also asked about the evidence of bribery.
Further hearing of the case was then adjourned till October 28, directing the DG ACE Punjab to appear with a complete record.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah appeared before the court after he was summoned by LHC. LHC Rawalpindi Bench had suspended the arrest warrants of the interior minister last week.
Earlier, the arrest warrant for Rana Sanaullah was issued by the special judicial magistrate of Rawalpindi Ghulam Akbar upon the request of ACE Punjab in an inquiry pertaining to plots in a housing society.