Reports said a complete charge-sheet was presented against all the accused. However, they pleaded not guilty to the charges and opted to contest the case.
Abbasi was of the view that quota of the substance allotted to him was used only for medicines, and that Anti-Narcotic Force (ANF) has also checked stock of medicines.
Ephedrine is a controlled chemical and is used in prescribed quantities to make medicines.
Abbasi claimed that he was unduly implicated in the case.
The court later adjourned the case till Nov 12 and called prosecution witnesses in the next hearing