LAHORE: Advocate Kashif Javed, the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) prosecutor in Rana Sanaullah case, was allegedly attacked by three unidentified persons on Monday night.
According to a first information report (FIR) lodged on Tuesday, Javed has claimed that an unknown person had been following him from court to his residence for the past few days, which has posed a “continuous harassment and threat to [his] life”.
The prosecutor said that he had informed senior officials about the matter.
Javed told the police that on Monday night, a white Toyota Corolla first blocked his passage and then purposefully rammed into his car on Main Boulevard Gulberg “very dangerously”, damaging the front side of his car. He added that one of the three people in the Corolla had gotten off and were advancing towards him but he fled the scene.
The prosecutor urged the police to take “stern legal action” against the accused.
The ANF had arrested Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab President Rana Sanaullah on July 15 from the Sukheki area of the Islamabad-Lahore motorway for possessing a “large quantity of drugs in his car”.
According to a statement released by ANF at the time, drugs were recovered from the former law minister’s car.
A formal trial of the case is yet to begin in a special court for the Control of Narcotics Substances, despite ANF’s request.
On Friday, District and Sessions Judge Khalid Bashir had refused to initiate a trial, saying that he was hearing the case as a duty judge till the appointment of a regular incumbent. He said a duty judge was supposed to hear day to day proceedings of an urgent nature only.