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Police raid at Parvez Elahi's Lahore residence challenged in LHC

Police raid at Parvez Elahi's Lahore residence challenged in LHC

Pakistan

Rasikh Elahi pleads LHC to bar authorities from arresting his family members

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chaudhry Parvez Elahi’s son filed a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against a late-night joint operation at his residence in Lahore.

On Friday night, a team of the Punjab's Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) raided Mr Elahi’s house along with a heavy contingent of police to arrest.

The operation continued for six hours during which police broke the main gate of his residence, using an armored vehicle but it was halted after police and ACE officials failed to find him. The police also faced resistance during the operation with ACE DG Sohail Zafar Chattha claiming that a petrol bomb was hurled at the raiding party who came to arrest the former chief minister.

Rasikh Elahi has filed the petition in the LHC through his lawyer Amir Saeed, making the Punjab government, ACE and police respondents in the case.

The petitioner argued that the raid was conducted even though the LHC had approved protective bail for his father. He pleaded the court to issue an order for removing the police from the Zahoor Elahi Road.

He also sought orders to restrict the police from arresting Parvez Elahi, adding that action should be taken against the officers involved in the late-night raid. Rasikh urged the court to stop authorities from arresting his family members till decision on the petition.




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