Income Tax department refutes media claims of Nirav Modi case files to have been gutted in fire

On 1st June, a massive fire broke out in Scindia House (commercial), Mumbai, which houses the income tax department’s investigation and debt recovery tribunal.

Following the fire, many media houses spread speculative news that fire destroyed sensitive files on Nirav Modi case. Some even included that along with Nirav Modi, files of Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya were also ‘destroyed‘ in the fire. Some publications even asserted that the files were destroyed.

Tribune news on fire at Scindia House

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Amar Ujala claiming files of Nirav Modi were destroyed in fire.

Aam Aadmi Party supporter, who has been accused of spreading fake news, also took to Twitter to spread speculative news.

However, Income Tax department today issued a statement refuting all such claims and said that these news and false and misdirected.

They clarified that such documents pertaining to the case were already transferred to assessment units housed in another building as part of investigation.

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