Karachi: Warrants against 11 accused out
KARACHI: A drugs court on Saturday issued non–bailable warrants for the arrest of 11 accused in two cases pertaining to the manufacturing of substandard and spurious drugs.
In the first case, nine accused — Shahid Ali, Inayatullah, Farhad Ali, Sadaf Sana, Syed Naseem-ul-Haq, Jehan Ali, Farooq Baig, Azad Nawaz and Khalid Siddiqui — have been charged with making substandard and poor quality medicines at their manufacturing unit in Hattar, Haripur.
In the second case, two accused — Shams and Faizullah — have been charged with manufacturing spurious drugs at their Quetta-based pharmaceutical company. All the 11 accused were given bail, but since then they have not attending the court proceedings despite several notices.
The three-member drugs court, headed by chairman Saathi M. Ishaq, issued non-bailable warrants against the 11 accused in the two cases through deputy inspectors general of police concerned with a direction to arrest and produce them in court till Oct 10.
According to the prosecution, a drugs inspector and the Federal Investigation Agency carried out separates raids in 2008 and 2009 in Tando Adam Khan and Karachi on a warehouse and a medical store and recovered substandard and spurious drugs, which were manufactured by the pharmaceutical companies in question. The accused were booked under the Drugs Act, 1976.