Gujrat ATC issues arrest warrants for Rana Sanaullah in terrorism case

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An anti-terrorism court in Gujrat issued bailable arrest warrants for Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Friday for allegedly threatening the judiciary and government officials in his public speeches.

The directives were issued by Accountability Judge Rana Zahid.

A terrorism case was registered against Sanaullah in August last year. The first information report (FIR) stated that during his speeches on April 15, 2021, and January 29, 2022, the interior minister had threatened to stop the judiciary from doing its job and kill the children of the Punjab police officials.

The case was taken up by the ATC in Gujrat today.

At the outset of the hearing, the police furnished before the court its final report on the case with the omission of the minister’s name in it. The judge, however, rejected the report and issued notices to Gujrat’s SP investigation, the deputy superintendent of police, and investigating officer.

The court also directed law enforcers to arrest and produce the minister before the ATC on March 7.