Government counsel advocate P B Kakade told a bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice M S Karnik that it had served demolition notices to another 58 private properties in the area constructed in violation of the state's rules and coastal zone norms.
The Congress reaction came after The Indian Express reported on Monday that the Income Tax Department had prepared a probe report running into about 10,000 pages on bogus purchases, huge overvaluation of stocks and suspicious payments to relatives regarding the firms of diamond jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.
Nirav Modi and his maternal uncle Mehul Choksi are being investigated by Indian agencies after state-owned Punjab National Bank complained against their companies, saying it had been cheated of Rs 13,600 crore through fraudulent LoUs and Foreign Letters of Credit.
The SFIO is a statutory body, under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and investigates matters related to serious fraud in a company. The power to make arrests under Section 212 (8) of the Act was granted to SFIO in August last year.
The Customs department in Surat had registered an offence against Modi and his firms - Firestar Diamond International Pvt Ltd, Firestar International Pvt Ltd, Radhasir Jewellery co pvt. Ltd - under sections of 135 (1) (A)(I), section 135(1),(B)(I), 132 and section 140 of Customs Act 1962.