|Published : 28 Nov 2016, 13:28:27 | Updated : 28 Nov 2016, 13:40:16|
Rid Pharmaceuticals owner, officials acquitted of adulterated drugs charges
The owner of Rid Pharmaceuticals and four other officials, including two directors, have been acquitted in a case of adulterated drug.
A Dhaka drug court delivered the verdict on Monday and said the charges could not be proven against accused due to 'incapability and inefficiency' of the prosecution, reports a news agency.
In 2009, at least 28 children died across the country after consuming Paracetamol syrup made by Brahmanbaria-based Rid Pharmaceuticals.
Five persons were indicted in the case. They are the owner and managing director Mizanur Rahman, his wife and Director Sheuli Rahman, Director Abdul Gani, and pharmacists Mahbubul Islam, and Enamul Huq.
Rahman and his wife were on the dock, when the verdict was delivered on Monday.
The three others have been absconding.
Assistant Director Shafiqul Islam of the Directorate of Drug Administration filed the case and was in charge of the investigation.
The court said in its verdict that Islam did not follow the proper procedures while filing the seizure list and chemical test.
"His inefficiency and incapability is clear because he did not follow proper procedures while filing a case," it observed.