Mumbai – Files go missing from government offices all the time. But on this occasion the Income Tax (I-T) department has a legitimate reason. Thousands of files belonging to various business enterprises are believed stolen from one of the I-T offices at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) after burglars broke into the sixth floor of the building. The department lodged a formal complaint at the local police station on Wednesday.
Lessons have obviously not been learnt. Two years ago an unidentified person had hacked into the e-security of the department and siphoned off about Rs 15 crore meant as refund for taxpayers.
According to I-T sources, on Tuesday morning when some members of the staff arrived at the office, they found out about the missing files. They learnt that the accused entered via a window of ITO 24 (3)-1 department on the seventh floor of building no C-13.
The lost files belong to private firms from Malad and Goregaon.