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Ambala couple wanted in spurious drug making case still at large

Shalender Kalra, Hindustan Times  Nahan, October 12, 2013
First Published: 18:35 IST(12/10/2013) | Last Updated: 18:38 IST(12/10/2013)

The kingpin in the spurious and substandard drug manufacturing case are still at large. The Kala Amb police had lodged a case under the Drug and Cosmetics Act on September 29, but the police have failed to trace them since then.

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During the interim bail of the two accused, which was rejected on October 9, one of the main accused, Meenakshi Jain, had joined the investigations, but after October 9, the whereabouts of Meenakshi was not known to the police.

However, Meenakshi's husband MC Jain did not even join the investgaitions.

Based on the complaint lodged by the drug controlling authority, a case was registered against the Jain couple. The pharma company - Vardhman Pharmaceutical - was in the name of Meenakshi Jain, while MC Jain had the power of attorney.

The police are yet to confirm that the illegal factory was supplying drugs to some other states or not. The unit was raided on September 28, which continued till September 29 night.

During the raid, 700 boxes of spurious drugs were seized and the illegally operational factory was sealed.

The Ambala-based Jain couple was also running a dairy at Ambala. Raids conducted by the Haryana drug controller resulted in recovery of some more drugs.

Assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Swapana, who is looking after the affairs of the Kala Amb police station, said it seemed that the couple had went underground. She added that efforts were on to nab the accused in the case.


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