The Lahore High Court (LHC) denied former Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi’s bid to halt his arrest on Tuesday.
The directives were issued following another police raid at Kunjah House in Gujarat. Parvez’s son Moonis stated in a tweet that the Punjab police had conducted another raid.
“I told them to give them access even though they don’t have a search warrant,” he explained.
During today’s hearing, Justice Sardar Muhammad Sarfraz Dogar of the LHC directed the Punjab police chief and the director general of the Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) to submit a detailed report on the late-night raid.
Parvez’s lawyer informed the court that raids were being carried out on the orders of the ACE and the Punjab police on a daily basis, and he requested the court to prevent authorities from detaining Parvez and filing another complaint against him until a full report was submitted.
However, the judge rejected the request.
Following a raid on his house late Friday night in an attempt to arrest him, Punjab police booked Elahi on several charges, including terrorism, on Saturday.
According to the complaint, law enforcement officers were “attacked with stones, batons, and petrol” during the operation.
A first information report (FIR) was filed at Lahore’s Ghalib Market Police Station, alleging Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, as well as Sections 324 (attempted murder) and 353 (attack or criminal force to discourage a public worker from doing his duties).
According to the FIR, when the team arrived at Parvez’s residence, his employees “closed the house from the inside, while a countless” number of persons present inside threatened the crew.”
According to the FIR, Parvez’s workers allegedly assaulted law enforcement officers with stones and drenched them in petrol, causing a fire to break out.
Elahi’s son moves LHC against raid on their house
Following this, Pervez’s son, Rasikh Elahi, approached the LHC in protest of the Gujranwala Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) raid to arrest his father despite being on protective bail.