PML-Q leader and former Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi’s Gujrat residence was raided in the wee hours of Wednesday, a feat which has sparked wide condemnations, especially from PTI.
Parvez Elahi’s son Moonis Elahi said on Twitter to reveal that a heavy contingent of police raided their Gujrat residence at night without any warrant.
“Twenty-five police vehicles are understandable, but what were two black Vigos doing with them? Were you looking for Indian spies,” he tweeted.
کل رات پولیس نے ہمارے گجرات کے گھر پر ریڈ کی۔ نہ کوئی وارنٹ نہ کوئی کیس۔ پولیس کی 25 گاڑیوں کی تو سمجھ آتی ہے پر یہ ساتھ 2 کالے ویگو کیا کر رہے تھے؟ انڈین جاسوس ڈھونڈ رہے تھے ؟ pic.twitter.com/ykP5pOKBBD
— Moonis Elahi (@MoonisElahi6) February 1, 2023
Parvez Elahi too took to Twitter to condemn the raid at his Gujarat residence and also announced legal action against the caretaker government for carrying out an illegal raid at his Gujrat residence. Moreover, Parvez Elahi claimed that his employees were harassed by the police during the search operation.
“I condemn the illegal police raid at Kanjah House, Gujarat. Employees were harassed in the dark of the night. The caretaker government of 2 months should refrain from these illegal tactics. We will go to court on these illegal actions of the caretaker government. We have full faith in an independent judiciary,” Parvez Elahi said.
کنجاہ ہاؤس، گجرات پر غیر قانونی پولیس چھاپے کی مزمت کرتا ہوں۔ ملازمین کو رات کے اندھیرے میں حراسہ کیا گیا۔ 2 ماہ کی نگراں حکومت ان اوچھے ہتکنڈوں سے باز رہے۔نگراں حکومت کی ان غیر قانونی حرکات پر ہم عدالت جائیں گے۔ ہمیں آزاد عدلیہ پر پورا بھروسہ ہے۔
— Ch Parvez Elahi (@ChParvezElahi) February 1, 2023
Videos of the raid made rounds on social media. The videos showed police vehicles and several police officers barging into the house of the former Punjab Chief Minister.
Why did police raid Parvez Elahi’s Gujarat residence?
On the other hand, Punjab Police stated that they raided Parvez Elahi’s Gujrat residence to arrest PML-Q leader Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain.
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 over the violence that took place when clashes broke out over the change of name of the Kotla Arab Ali Khan Civil Hospital.
The police added that Musa had already obtained bail in the case but Wajahat was yet to get bail. The law enforcement agency said that the police left after they were unable to find Wajahat during their search.