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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) to hear the case against the bail granted to Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah’s in assets beyond income case.
The anti-corruption watchdog stated that Rana Sanaullah is currently on interim bail in the case granted in March last year in the assets case. It further stated that the hearing was not fixed due to unavailability of the bench.
The bureau pleaded for an early hearing of Rana Sanaullah’s bail plea and to issue a verdict after hearing the arguments from both sides. It is pertinent to mention here that NAB had launched assets beyond income and money laundering probe against Rana Sanaullah but he secured bail.
In December last year, the LHC has also approved the bail petition Rana Sanaullah in drugs possession case. He was directed to submit two surety bonds worth Rs1 million each to the court.
Last week, an anti-narcotics court in Lahore has deferred the indictment of Rana Sanaullah and other accused in the drugs until February 4. During the hearing, the lawyer of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) told the court that copies of all relevant documents have been provided to the accused besides providing the case record to the court.
Sanaullah’s counsel said that ANF had interrogated more than 100 persons in the case and request to de-freeze his client bank accounts. The court ordered the prosecution to provide copies of the records to Sanaullah’s lawyer. The court ordered all accused to ensure their presence in the next hearing on February 4 when they will be indicted in the case.
Rana Sanaullah was arrested in July last year from the Islamabad-Lahore motorway near Sukheki area. The ANF claimed that 15 kilograms of drugs were recovered from the PML-N leader’s car. He was released on bail but his name was also placed on the Exit Control List (ECL).