Congress alleges conspiracy behind IT office fire, says Nirav Modi files gutted

Quoting reports that files on Mr Modi and Choksi have been destroyed in a major fire at the Income Tax office, the Congress said the related events happened in a 'rather convenient' manner.

Published: 04th June 2018 12:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2018 12:17 AM   |  A+A-

Absconding billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi (File photo)

By UNI

NEW DELHI: Pointing to the needle of suspicion at the fire that broke out at the Income Tax office in Mumbai on Friday, the Congress on Sunday said that the documents destroyed may be that of PNB scam accused Nirav Modi.

Quoting news report that the files on Mr Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi have been destroyed in a major fire at the Income Tax office, the Congress said the related events happened 'in a rather convenient' manner.

The Opposition party also reminded that Mr Modi was photographed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as part of the business delegation, "before he went on the run" after he was named in the largest banking fraud.

"In a rather convenient turn of events, a fire burned papers that the Income Tax Department had on Nirav Modi , the man who was photographed with PM Modi before he went on the run after pulling off the largest banking fraud in India", the Congress tweeted.

A section of media reported that files related to Mr Modi and Mr Choksi along with others wanted for economic crimes, have been destroyed in the fire.

Income Tax department has denied reports that Nirav Modi files have been destroyed in the fire.

The fire broke out at the premises of Income Tax office around 1700 hrs on Friday and lasted till early Saturday.

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  • logicaindian

    Congress must be hoping that their files on the National Herald case were destroyed in the fire
    1 year ago reply
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