Show cause to magistrate for remanding Efroze MD
LAHORE, Feb 4: A Supreme Court full bench at the Lahore registry on Monday issued a show-cause notice to a judicial magistrate of Model Town courts for remanding Efroze Chemical Managing Director Nadir Feroze Khan in police custody without fulfilling legal requirements.
Earlier Magistrate Amir Nazir appeared before the court but failed to give satisfactory answers to judge’s queries. The bench issued him a show-cause notice and sought a written explanation on Wednesday (tomorrow).
The bench also issued contempt of court notices to the police officials concerned for arresting the accused despite having obtained pre-arrest bail from the competent court of law.
The SC had taken notice on an appeal filed by the wife of Nadir Feroze against the arrest of her husband by the police. She said her husband had got pre-arrest bail from the sessions court but the police arrested him.
On the previous hearing, the court had ordered the release of the accused and directed him to record his statement before the sessions judge, Lahore.
A government inquiry had held the Karachi-based pharmaceutical company guilty of providing spurious medicine (Isotab) to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC). Hundreds of cardiac patients across the province had lost their lives after using the medicine.