Gujrat ATC points arrest warrants for Rana Sanaullah in terrorism case – Pakistan
An anti-terrorism courtroom in Gujrat issued bailable arrest warrants for Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah on Friday for allegedly threatening the judiciary and authorities officers in his public speeches.
The directives have been issued by Accountability Choose Rana Zahid.
A terrorism case was registered towards Sanaullah in August final yr. The primary data report (FIR) said that in his speeches on April 15, 2021, and January 29, 2022, the inside minister had threatened to cease the judiciary from doing its job and kill the youngsters of the Punjab police officers.
The case was taken up by the ATC in Gujrat as we speak.
On the outset of the listening to, the police furnished earlier than the courtroom its last report on the case with the omission of the minister’s identify in it. The choose, nevertheless, rejected the report and issued notices to Gujrat’s SP investigation, the deputy superintendent of police, and investigating officer.
The courtroom additionally directed regulation enforcers to arrest and produce the minister earlier than the ATC on March 7.
The complaint, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, was registered on the complaint of a citizen, Sheikh Shekaz Aslam, under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (punishment for acts of terrorism), and sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 189 (threat of injury to public servant) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
The FIR reproduced Sanaullah’s remarks, which according to it were aired on Geo News programme ‘Naya Pakistan’.
“The purpose of Sanaullah’s statements was to terrorise the judiciary, chief secretary, commissioner and people of the country,” the FIR said. “His aim was to stop the officials from working and prevent them from fulfilling their lawful responsibilities.”
It added that the minister’s speeches had created fear in the judiciary, bureaucracy, police, administration and the nation. Furthermore, it was pleaded in the FIR that Sanaullah should be probed for his comments and be punished “to create an example for other citizens speaking against government officials”.