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BHEL team to probe missing rakes incident at Jessop

A team comprising senior officers of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) will visit the Jessop factory to probe into the incident in which railway equipment and rakes delivered by the company went missing.

BHEL had received the order from the railways for supplying the rakes to the Jessop for further development. Accordingly, BHEL had supplied the equipment to the Pawan Ruia-owned Jessop. But showing various reasons, the rakes were not finally delivered to the railways as per the agreement.

According to a report given by the railways to the Crime Investigation Department (CID), property worth Rs 50 crore went missing from the Jessop factory. 

Ruia had written a letter seeking more time to deliver the coaches when Mamata Banerjee was the Railway Minister.

In the letter, he had stated unavailability of wheels as the reason behind his company’s failure to supply the coaches. But in the same letter, he had stated that Jessop is ready to take more orders as its unit was functioning in a better condition. A few days ago, a joint inspection was carried out by the CID and senior officials of the railways.

During the raid, they had assessed that many rakes and equipment were missing from the factory.

Now, BHEL officials will be coming to make their own assessment on the materials that went missing and how much of it was supplied by them.

Meanwhile, the CID moved the Barrackpore court on Saturday pleading for arrest warrant against Ruia.

The CID officers submitted before the court that he had not been cooperating with them to probe into the incident.

CID officers argued in the court that Ruia didn’t turn up for questioning despite summons sent to him four times. 

The court decided to hear to the plea on Tuesday.
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