Terming Phensedyl as a drug, the High Court has banned its transportation.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Hasan Fayez Siddiqui passed the order on Tuesday morning.
Badal Paul from Jhenaidah Sadar Upazila was arrested in 1997 with 250 bottles of Phensidyl. Later, he was sentenced to life in prison in 2000.
On appeal against the verdict, the High Court acquitted Badal. The court acquitted him as carrying Phensedyl was not a crime under the Narcotics Control Act.
Later, the state appealed against the verdict to the Appellate Division. Later, a bench headed by Chief Justice Hasan Fayez Siddiqui heard the case.
Deputy Attorney General Bishwajit Debnath said coding is one of the components of Phensedyl, which is recognized as a drug.
Later on Tuesday morning, the Appellate Division stayed the verdict and said that Badal’s life-term imprisonment sentence would remain in force. At the same time, the Appellate Division said that Phensidyl is a drug and it is illegal to transport the drug.
The people concerned are hoping that the verdict of this case will determine the fate of many cases related to Phensidyl.