Forgery case: Chargesheet filed against Pawan Ruia in forgery case

Ruia, the chairman of the Ruia Group and owner of Jessop factory in Kolkata, was arrested on December 10, last year.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:March 9, 2017 12:05 am
Ruia, owner of Jessop factory in Kolkata, was arrested on December 10, last year. Archive

THE STATE CID on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in a case of forgery registered against industrialist Pawan Kumar Ruia. Ruia, the chairman of the Ruia Group and owner of Jessop factory in Kolkata, was arrested on December 10, last year. The Railway Ministry had got an FIR lodged against Jessop at Dum Dum in Kolkata, after it was found during a joint inspection by the Railway board and CID that several equipment and rakes — worth Rs 50 crore — had gone missing from the factory.

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Officials said the chargesheet has been filed before a Barrackpore court under sections 409 (criminal breach of trust), 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating and forgery), 120B (criminal conspiracy) 436 (mischief by fire and explosive substance) and 201 (disappearance of evidence of offence) of the IPC.

“On Thursday, Ruia will complete 90 days in jail. Hence, the chargesheet was submitted before the court. The chargesheet also mentions another person,” said an official.

The CID had begun an investigation after a fire had broken out in Jessop in October, last year. Later, the deputy director of Railways in Kolkata filed a complaint with the police, alleging that Railways property worth Rs 50 crore were stolen from the factory. The ministry had mentioned that it had supplied equipment to Jessop for the manufacture of train coaches. However, Jessop failed to complete the order.

A joint team went on to inspect the premises on November 4, 2016, and found that while some equipment had been stolen, others had been reduced to scrap. Before Ruia’s arrest, he was summoned several times by the CID, but he refused to appear before the agency.

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  1. F
    Mar 9, 2017 at 7:52 am
    Falcon tyres innocent employees childrens lost their food, health, education, home and dignity because of this man, don't believe him at any cost, even an pickpacketor 100 times better than this dictator.
  2. A
    Mar 9, 2017 at 5:01 am
    A fentastic job by cid and media hatts off guys.God bless u
  3. A
    Mar 9, 2017 at 5:00 am
    Pawan kumar has not only messed up in calcutta he has also commited a big fraud in Falcon tyres ltd in Mysore.Nearly 2000 employees and their family members r on street bcoz of this fraudster.Wish he is punished amd thuroughley investigated in all d fraud he has committed.A big hats off to the C I D.
  4. S
    Subhojit Dutta
    Mar 24, 2017 at 2:06 pm
    Behind the scene W.B. Govt. is playing a different game with intentions that are beyond doubt dodgy. Apparently the Govt's actions sends the right signals, but a deeper understanding of the facts reveals a different scenario altogether. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Stay on Wind Up of Dunlop by Apex Court was a temporary reprieve to the Mala fide, and Fraudulent Promoter, PK Ruia. The Stay was implemented on mid 2013 and was finally disposed with the ruling that the Promoter and Top Management of Dunlop India are defaulters. The timing and motive of placing of Dunlop and Jessop Acquisition Bills by WB Dunlop raises questions and concerns beyond doubt. I sense that it was deliberately done just before disposal of the Case to forestall the Liquidation proceedings. WHY would THE GOVT have waited from Jan 2013 to FEB 2016 to p these two Bills? Formal Complaints against the fraudulent promoter PK Ruia since 2008 went without actions and investigations, let alone arrest. What made them take so long? As I understand, they were hand in glove with the promoters and were thoroughly involved in the loot of ets, employee's statutory dues and other funds of the company. I have studied the case, all orders ped by the High Court and Supreme Court and made correspondences with concerned departments relevant to this case to arrive to this conclusion. The bills ped by the embly requires time to get vetted by the President. Hence this is just an effort to buy all the time they need to keep the creditors at bay. Upon ent of these bills I believe the next move will be ignment of Relief Undertaking Status to Dunlop to insulate them from claims of all bona fide creditors of the company. In the name of Industry revival the Govt will play to the gallery and shroud their misdeeds without faltering on the euphoria among the naive workers by shedding a paltry sum of Rs. 10k a month to each of them citing it as ex-gratia. UNFORTUNATELY IN OUR COUNTRY THE CORRUPT LEGISLATORS AND CORP ORATES are IN-DEPENDENCE OF EACH OTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!