Fire breaks out in Delhi Income Tax dept; one employee passed away

A tragic fire incident occurred today in the Central Revenue building, New Delhi. The fire broke out in room no. 325 and adjoining room, primarily used for administrative purposes.

An Office Superintendent was trapped due to smoke and lost his life, despite best efforts to save him. “The Income Tax Department extends its deepest condolences to the bereaved family of the departed soul & is extending every assistance to his family in this hour of grief,” said the IT dept.

Further, immediate evacuation was carried out and fire brigades were promptly called in. According to the IT department, “no physical records have been damaged and there was no data loss pertaining to taxpayers as all Income Tax Returns are being filed online & all related proceedings are also being conducted electronically. Although the fire is now under control, the cause is being ascertained.”