MNA Ali Musa Gilani, son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, on Saturday filed a petition in the Supreme Court against personnel of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) for committing contempt by arresting him outside the apex court. Musa Gilani, an accused in the ephedrine scam case, said carrying out an arrest in the Supreme Court’s premises was tantamount to committing contempt of court. His petition said that he was coming to the court but he was forcefully arrested and taken away. The MNA added that his arrest was deliberately carried out in order to humiliate an elected representative of the people. Musa Gilani, in his petition, requested the court to take strict action against ANF personnel involved in his arrest. On Friday, the former premier’s son was picked up by the ANF at the gate of the Supreme Court building, roughed up, frisked and then brought back by the force’s personnel for his eventual release on bail by the court. The court had granted him a bail before arrest until Sept 25 on submission of two surety bonds of Rs500,000 each. The manhandling also invited public criticism, with Advocate Chaudhry Ramzan, a member of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), saying that approaching the Supreme Court for any cause was an established fundamental right and it could not be denied.