ISLAMABAD - Submitting reply to the Ali Musa Gillani’s plea against manhandling, the Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) claimed that it was unaware of bail petition filing by the accused in the Supreme Court.The ANF said the petitioner’s statement that it had cordoned off area around the court was false. “The accused was never barred from the court in any manner whatsoever and the respondents have all the respects for this court and process of law,” it added.The ANF said that since his vehicle was stopped on the main road and its ignition key was still on, the question of forcefully stopping his entry into the Supreme Court did not arise. “The petitioner was arrogant and highly ferocious at that moment and was not ready to surrender. Being an absconder, while travelling in his vehicle on the Constitution Avenue, the law enforcement agency was legally authorised to arrest him in the case as he was still 15 metres away from the Supreme Court,” it also stated. The ANF reply stated that the petitioner needed to understand the difference between dragging and pulling as he was arrested as per law because Section 46 of CrPC clearly allows use of force by the police officer in making arrest and in the case of resistance.The ANF has requested the court not to proceed further in the matter and the application should be dismissed in the interest of justice.Last week, an application was filed in the Supreme Court, seeking action against the ANF officials for manhandling Gilani and insulting his counsel.Faisal Chaudhry, counsel for Musa, filed the application, calling for stern action against the ANF officials.He had contended that when he along with his client was on way to the apex court to surrender to the court, about two dozen officials in uniform and plainclothesmen had cordoned off the entry gate of august court.