Karachi: Warrants out for FIA, CPLC men
KARACHI: The drugs court issued non–bailable warrants for the arrest of an officer of the Federal Investigation Agency and an official of the Citizen–Police Liaison Committee for their failure to appear in court in cases pertaining to the sale of substandard drugs. Despite repeated notices, FIA’s Assistant Director Anwar–ul–Haq Qureshi and CPLC official Idrees Qureshi had failed to appear in court to record their statements. The three-member drugs court headed by Sathi M. Ishaq issued non–bailable warrants against the FIA official for Aug 15 through the FIA director-general and against the CPLC officer for Aug 1.
According to the prosecution, acting on a tip-off an FIA team with a drug inspector raided a shop on M. A. Jinnah Road in March 2009 and seized substandard and spurious drugs and arrested Saleem Ahmed.
Later, more substandard drugs were found in two warehouses on a lead given by the detained accused and three cases were registered against him under the Drugs Act on a complaint of Mr Qureshi.
In another case, the CPLC with police and drugs authorities carried out a raid in Defence Housing Authority and seized a drug manufacturing machine and substandard drugs in July last year. Aftab Jaffery and Yahya Jaffery were booked under the Drugs Act.