Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday interrogated four former senior officials of Jessop in connection with repeated incidents of fire and theft of machineries from the factory.
The investigating agency had summoned all four of them and Jessop owner Pawan Ruia. Though the four of them had turned up at Bhawani Bhavan for interrogation, Ruia gave it a miss.
Later in the evening, a representative of Ruia went to the CID’s office with a letter in which the Jessop owner apologised for failing to turn up for interrogation as he was unwell.
Initially, CID officers had planned to move the Calcutta High Court to submit that Ruia was not cooperating with the investigation in this connection. But they later changed their decision after receiving his letter and will wait for another week before moving to the Court as he himself assured of visiting their office once he gets well.
It may be mentioned that the Calcutta High Court ordered CID not to arrest or detain Ruia in this connection and at the same time directed him to co-operate with the investigating agency to carry out their investigation.
Thus, the investigating authorities would move to the Court if he continues to non-cooperate in the probe into the investigation.
The police on Wednesday interrogated Akhil Ahmed, former president and Chief Executive Officer, Shib Shankar Chatterjee, former president and CEO, Hemen Banerjee, former division engineer in-charge (Coach manufacturing) and KK Chatterjee, former Chief Executive Officer (Operations) of Jessop.
It may be mentioned that CID had arrested 15 people so far in connection with the repeated incidents of fire and theft of expensive machineries from Jesssop factory. Investigating officers had also interrogated the arrested people to gather information about the factory.
CID had also arrested 6 people so far in connection with the theft in Dunlop factory.