Wednesday Feb 01, 2023
GUJRAT: Punjab Police on Wednesday stated that they raided former Punjab chief minister (CM) Parvez Elahi's Gujrat residence to arrest Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain.
In a statement, the law enforcement agency said that the police left after they were unable to find Wajahat during their search.
The police said that a case was registered against Wajahat and his son Musa Elahi at the Kaklari Police Station of Gujrat on January 16.
The police said that the case was registered against the PML-Q leader and his son over the violence that took place when clashes broke out over the change of name of the Kotla Arab Ali Khan Civil Hospital. It added that both men were present during the incident.
The statement said Musa and Wajahat were named in the case. The police added that Musa had already obtained bail in the case but Wajahat was yet to get bail.
Earlier today sources had told Geo News about the raid at the Zahoor Elahi House in Gujrat.
Officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said a heavy contingent of police raided the former chief minister’s residence and detained the security guards of the house. Police barged into the residence with the help of a ladder, the sources said. But, they left after searching the house.
However, Elahi, before the police issued a statement, claimed that his employees were harassed by the police during the search operation.
"We were not told anything about the raid. We will take legal action against the raid on our house," said Elahi.
Wajahat and Musa were booked under terrorism charges after an audio leak allegedly plotting to kidnap some women lawmakers.
In the audio the duo could be heard planning to threaten the lawmakers, forcing them to go underground. The complainant said that following the audio leak, Musa and Wajahat appeared in Kotla Arab Ali Khan with nearly 25 armed men and terrorised local residents at gunpoint.
In the complaint, it was alleged that armed men allegedly thrashed many locals and threatened elders of the area with kidnapping and killing them. They allegedly also opened fire on the elders and then fled.