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Nirav Modi : Case files safe; shifted before fire claims government

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Records related to the investigation into the Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi case were safe as they were transferred out before a fire broke out in the Income Tax Office in Mumbai said government on Sunday. The clarification came after the media reports claimed that the records were destroyed in the fire.

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The CBDT said in a statement, “News reports have been appearing in some sections of the media alleging that records and documents relating to investigation into the Nirav Modi (and) Mehul Choksi case have been destroyed in the Scindia House fire in Income Tax Office in Mumbai. It is hereby clarified the said reports are completely false and misdirected.”

It was clarified by the IT that the records of the ongoing investigations of the case had already been transferred to the assessment units housed in different buildings as part of the assessment process.

The statement said, “Apprehensions about any loss or damage to the records and documents relating to the Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi case in the said fire at the IT Office are, therefore, misplaced.”

The IT department is investigating the Rs 13,400 crore banking fraud.

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