On Tuesday 24th December 2019, the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted bail to the former Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah. The court also ordered Sanaullah to submit two surety bonds of Rs1 million each.
Just a day ago the high court had reserved its verdict on a post-arrest bail petition filed by Sanaullah.
The PML-N leader had filed a bail petition in the LHC on October 2nd. The petition however, was withdrawn the very next day and later got filed again. Earlier this month, Sanullah once again petitioned the LHC for post-arrest bail.
Rana Sanaullah was arrested by the ANF Lahore team while he was travelling from Faisalabad to Lahore near the Ravi Toll Plaza on motorway, claiming to have seized 15kg heroin from his vehicle on 1st of July.
FIR was lodged under Section 9(C) of the Control of Narcotic Substances Act 1997. Penalty for which could be either death penalty, life imprisonment or jail time extending over 14 years along with a fine up to Rs1 million.