The Kala Amb Police have issued a hue and cry notice to Ambala-based Jain couple, owner of Vardhman Pharmaceutical Private Limited.
The duo is wanted in the case of production of spurious drugs and production without licence.
Sources said the police were also trying to get their passport numbers so that a look-out notice could also be issued against them.
The main accused, Meenkashi Jain, had joined the police investigation on October 9, but since then her whereabouts could not be ascertained, whereas MC Jain has been absconding since September 29.
The police had lodged a case against the couple on September 29 under different sections of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.
The couple was also running a dairy at Ambala.
According to information, the police have also written to UP and Tripura as it was suspected that the fake drug firm was supplying medicines to the government, but the states are yet to file their reply.
In the notice, an alert has been sent to neighbouring states about the suspected hideouts of the couple.
In common law, a hue and cry is a process is a process by which bystanders are summoned to assist in the apprehension of a criminal who has been witnessed in the act of committing a crime.
Sources added that the couple got ample time to flee. Such notice is issued in a rare case.
Assistant superintendent of police Swapna, who is looking after the affairs of the Kala Amb police station, confirmed that the hue and cry notice has been issued against the Jain couple.
Regarding the lookout notice, she said some information such as passport numbers of the accused were needed for it. “We are collecting more information about the absconding couple,” she added.