Karachi: Man acquitted for selling unregistered drugs
KARACHI: The same court on Saturday acquitted a man allegedly involved in selling unregistered and unauthorised drugs.The drugs court directed the heath secretary that efforts be made to improve the performance of drugs inspectors.
Rizwan Siddiqui was accused of selling unregistered and unauthorised (physicians` samples) at a medical store in Sukkur in Feb 2002 when a drugs inspector raided the store and recovered the drugs.
However, the court acquitted the accused since the investigation officer (the drugs inspector) had neither produced the recovered drugs in court nor submitted the charge-sheet.
The court in its order observed that a defective investigation and a lack of skills and interest on the part of drugs inspectors were denting cases and asked the health secretary to take measures to improve the working of the drugs inspectors.