A Dhaka court on Sunday fixed July 12 for hearing on charge framing against the managing director, two directors and two pharmacists of Rid Pharmaceuticals in connection with a case filed for manufacturing toxic paracetamol syrup.

Judge Mohammad Abdul Majid of the Drug Court set the date after receiving the advertisement published in two national Bangla dailies that asked Director Abdul Gani and Pharmacists Mahbubul Islam and Enamul Haque to appear before it by May 26.

Mizanur Rahman, managing director of the company, and his wife Sheuly Rahman, also a director, were present in the court. They are now on bail.

Earlier on May 26, the same court decided that the three absconding Rid Pharmaceuticals officials would be tried in absentia as they failed to appear before the court within the deadline.

On August 11 last year, five officials of the company were charged with producing adulterated paracetamol syrup that caused death to 28 children across the country from June to August last year.

Source: The Daily Star – 20.06.2010

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