Owner sentenced to imprisonment
A mobile court yesterday sentenced the owner of Holy Drugs Laboratories in the capital to two years imprisonment for producing drugs without taking permission from the Directorate of Drug Administration.
The court also directed Gias Uddin Khan, 58, owner of the factory, to destroy different types of unauthorised medicines of the factory, said a press release.
AHM Anwar Pasha, executive magistrate of the mobile court accompanying Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), passed the order while Dr Morshed of Rab-1, and Nurul Islam, assistant director of the drug administration, were also present.
In a drive at Block No-F in Banani area, the mobile court found that the factory was producing and selling 20 types of drugs without prior permission from the drug administration.
On May 9 this year, the drug administration directed the factory to stop its production and distribution, but the company continued.
However, Parvin Begum, an employee of the company, told The Daily Star that they were authorised to produce different types of drugs.