Musa Gilani files petition against ANF personnel over arrest

Ali Moosa Gilani

MNA Ali Musa Gilani, son of former PM Yousaf Raza Gilani, on Saturday filed a petition in the Supreme Court against personnel of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) for committing contempt by arresting him outside the apex court. Ali Musa, an accused in the ephedrine scam case, said carrying out an arrest on the Supreme Court’s premises was tantamount to committing contempt of court. His petition said he was coming to the court but he was forcefully arrested and taken away. The MNA added that his arrest was deliberately carried out in order to humiliate an elected representative of the people.
Ali Musa requested the court to take strict action against ANF personnel involved in his arrest. On Friday, the former PM’s son was picked up by the ANF at the gates of the Supreme Court building, roughed up, frisked and then brought back by the force’s personnel for his eventual release on bail by the court. The SC granted him bail before arrest until September 25 on submission of two surety bonds of Rs 500,000 each. The manhandling also invited public criticism, with Pakistan Bar Council member Advocate Chaudhry Ramzan saying approaching the Supreme Court for any cause was an established fundamental right and it could not be denied.

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