Musa Gilani files petition against ANF personnel over arrest
ISLAMABAD: MNA Ali Musa Gilani, son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, on Saturday filed a petition in the Supreme Court against personnel from the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) involved in his arrest, DawnNews reported.
Musa Gilani, 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.
The MNA added that his arrest was deliberately carried out in order to humiliate an elected representative of the people.
Musa Gilani, in his petition, requested the court to take strict action against ANF personnel involved in his arrest.
On Friday, the former premier’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 court had granted him a bail before arrest until Sept 25 on submission of two surety bonds of Rs500,000 each.
Granting bail to Musa Gilani on Friday, Justice Nasirul Mulk had observed: “It is indeed regretful that the petitioner who approached the Supreme Court for a relief was arrested at the entrance of the court with a view to preventing him from taking a legal course.”
The manhandling also invited public criticism, with Advocate Chaudhry Ramzan, a member of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), saying that approaching the Supreme Court for any cause was an established fundamental right and it could not be denied.