Ephedrine case: Pre-arrest bail for chief executives of 2 pharma companies rejected

Published: April 24, 2012

Rawalpindi bench of LHC dismisses petition of two companies that ANF has no jurisdiction to investigate the case. PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court rejected pre-arrest bails for chief executives of the two wholesaler pharmaceutical companies who were arrested right after the hearing on Tuesday.

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) arrested Chief Executive of Danas Pharma Islamabad Ansar Farooq Chaudhry and Chief Executive of Berlex International Iftikhar Ahmed Khan Baber.

The division bench comprising Justice Saghir Ahmed Qadri and Justice Rauf Ahmed Sheikh also dismissed the petition of the two companies that the ANF has no jurisdiction to investigate the case.

Chaudhry and Baber were booked because they did not record statements according to the wishes of ANF investigators.

Ali Musa Gilani, son of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has been named by the brigadier in the Supreme Court as the main accused in a multi-million rupee scandal involving the quota allocation of a controlled substance, ephedrine.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Chilli
    Apr 24, 2012 - 5:33PM

    The case will go in oblivion like the previous ones. Our courts are known for dragging important cases out of top 10 list.

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  • Mirza
    Apr 24, 2012 - 7:01PM

    Why are all seven of the Pharma not tried who imported more than their quota? Whay are only 2 out of 7 targeted? Again selective justice on political grounds PCO/army style?

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