Dhaka – A Dhaka court on Monday acquitted all the five officials of a private pharmaceutical company accused in manufacturing and distributing toxic paracetamol syrup that killed many children in Bangladesh seven years ago.
The Drug Court of judge M Atoar Rahman passed the verdict condemning the role of the officials concerned for inefficient handling of the case.
The court ordered acquittal of Managing Director of Rid Pharmaceuticals Ltd Mizanur Rahman; directors Sheuli Rahman, and Abdul Gani; and pharmacists Mahbubul Islam and Enamul Haque.
Mizanur Rahman and his wife Sheuli Rahman are currently on bail while the others remained at large.
Nearly 30 children were killed between June and August of 2009 because of renal failure blamed for consumption of paracetamol syrup produced and distributed by the company.
The Drug Administration brought the matter to the court accusing the five for the deaths of the children.