IT raids BBC offices in Delhi and Mumbai, seizing phones and sending employees home, Congress protests against the action

Publish Date: 14 Feb, 2023 |

BBC offices in Delhi and Mumbai have been searched by the Income Tax Department (IT). Staff phones have been turned off while this is being done. Along with this, access to the campus has been restricted for everyone. The BBC has not yet made any official statements. The HT House building on KG Marg houses the BBC office in Delhi. Examining the computer's stored data in the accounts office. No staff member may leave the building.

Reason for the raid

IT officers are conducting searches in conjunction with the tax evasion investigation, according to the news agency PTI. Documents pertaining to the company's business operations, according to officials, are being examined. A team of 60 to 70 persons has reportedly arrived at the BBC office in Delhi in preparation for raids. The delegation from the Income Tax Department arrived in Delhi at 11.30 am, according to the information. In Mumbai, BBC has two offices.

Congress indirectly targets BJP for raid

The IT move has been connected by Congress to the BBC documentary ban. Congress tweeted that the first BBC documentary had arrived but had been outlawed. IT has just raided BBC. unofficial emergency Jairam Ramesh, the leader of the Congress, has also criticised the administration for this search. He claimed that while the government there is pursuing BBC, we are requesting JPC in the Adani issue. The opposite of the time of destruction is wisdom.


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