New Delhi: The Income Tax Department is raiding the BBC office and the Income Tax Department team is investigating at 20 places including Delhi and Mumbai. According to the information received from the sources, the Income Tax Department team is conducting a survey in the case of tax evasion. The team has sealed the BBC office.
New Delhi: The Income Tax Department is raiding the BBC office and the Income Tax Department team is investigating at 20 places including Delhi and Mumbai. According to the information received from the sources, the Income Tax Department team is conducting a survey in the case of tax evasion.
According to media reports, Income Tax Department teams consisting of 60-70 members reached the BBC office and started the investigation. The team has sealed the BBC office. Employees have been banned from exiting. Along with this, the team of the Income Tax Department has also banned the employees from using the system and mobile.
Meanwhile, taking to Twitter, the Congress party took a veiled attack on the government and said, “First they banned the BBC documentary and now IT has raided BBC. This is an undeclared emergency.”
पहले BBC की डॉक्यूमेंट्री आई, उसे बैन किया गया।
अब BBC पर IT का छापा पड़ गया है।
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— Congress (@INCIndia) February 14, 2023
Actually, recently a BBC documentary had come. This documentary was on the 2002 Gujarat riots. The central government had banned the screening of this documentary stating it as propaganda. Petitions have also been filed in the Supreme Court regarding this. In such a situation, the opposition is targeting the Center by linking the raids of the Income Tax Department with the BBC documentary.
On the other hand, Mahua Moitra tweeted that there is news of income tax raid in BBC’s Delhi office. Wow, really? How unexpected.
Reports of Income Tax raid at BBC's Delhi office
Wow, really? How unexpected.
Meanwhile farsaan seva for Adani when he drops in for a chat with Chairman @SEBI_India office.
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) February 14, 2023
At present, no official statement has been issued by the Income Tax Department in the entire matter. At the same time, information about the Income Tax raid has also been conveyed to BBC’s headquarters in London.
According to sources, information about the raid action has been given in the London-based BBC office. However, so far no information has been given by the Income Tax Department regarding this. On January 21, the government issued directions for blocking multiple YouTube videos and Twitter posts sharing links to the controversial documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots.
The Supreme Court had on February 3 also directed the central government to produce original records relating to its decision to block the BBC documentary.