CID hints legal action against Jessop Owner for non-cooperation

Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation department (CID) of West Bengal Police is mulling legal action against the Ruia Group Chairman and Jessop owner Pawan Kumar Ruia, for not appearing before the CID even after repeated summons, a senior officer said on Friday.

“We might take the necessary legal action if he does not appear before the CID,” a senior CID officer said.

Ruia was summoned by the CID officials for the fourth time on Friday morning (November 4) in relation to its investigation into repeated incidents of fire in the Jessop factory over the past one month.

The CID had earlier summoned Ruia to appear at its headquarters on three occasions on October 26 and 28, and November 2 for questioning.

Earlier, Ruia had informed the CID sleuths that he was now “away from the state on a business trip” and hence needed two weeks time before he could present himself before them.