Jessop suspends operations at Dum Dum plant in Kolkata

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In what can cause fresh embarrassment for the Mamata Banerjee government in Bengal, Wagon Maker Jessop, now owned and run by the Kolkata-headquartered Ruia Group, on Thursday announced a ‘suspension of operations’ at its Dum Dum plant, alleging state administration’s apathy and inaction in stopping continuous disturbances caused by outside miscreants. The suspension of work was declared on ground of ‘continuous theft and indiscipline’ at the plant leading to stoppage of production.

“Jessop management has no other option than declaring ‘suspension of operations’ at its Dum Dum works. The management, however, will review its decision for recommencing of the operations at Dum Dum works based on the unconditional withdrawal of all agitations along with an assurance of maintaining discipline in and around the plant premises. It also expects effective steps from the government in preventing any kind of unlawful infiltration to the plant premise,” an official spokesman of the company, said on Thursday.

He said that continuous malicious intervention of outsiders in the functioning of the plant has resulted in overall disruption of the management’s plan to revamp the operations of the company. In the process it has also caused an alarming drain on the funds deployed by the management towards growth of the company.

On a number of occasions, the Jessop management sought the help of the administrative authorities in preventing entry of the thieves, burglars and miscreants to the plant and in providing lawful protection to its executives and employees. The situation however kept deteriorating, finally leading to the compulsion of the unpleasant decision, he alleged.

The suspension of operations by the management came following a series of attacks on a number of the company’s senior executives within the premises, prompting a number of them to leave the company to leave their jobs over the last few months and the rest not willing to attend office at Jessop’s Dum Dum Works.



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