I-T teams raid BBC’s Delhi, Mumbai offices

I-T teams raid BBC’s Delhi, Mumbai offices

February 14, 2023

Searches as part of tax evasion investigation

New Delhi: Sleuths attached to the Income Tax (I-T) Department conducted simultaneous raids on the offices of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in New Delhi and Mumbai this afternoon.

A team of 15 officials conducted survey operations and sources said the searches were related to allegations of International Taxation and Transfer Pricing irregularities. The Department is looking at documents related to the business operations of British Broadcasting Corporation   and those related to its Indian arm.

As part of a survey, the Income Tax Department only covers the business premises of a company and does not raid residences and other locations of its promoters or directors.

According to the details, the mobile phones of the employees were seized and they were asked to go home, while those working on the afternoon shift at the BBC’s Delhi office were asked to work from home.

The opposition Congress has reacted sharply to the raids saying that Government is after the BBC as the raids come close on the heels of a BBC documentary titled- India-The Modi Question- on the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Gujarat riots 2002.

The documentary, made in two parts, which was released two weeks ago, was later restricted by the Central Government from airing on TV and social media platforms.

The External Affairs Ministry had flayed the documentary as a propaganda piece, made without any objectivity, and a colonial mindset. The documentary goes against India’s Supreme Court verdict that exonerated Modi, the Ministry said.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “I-T teams raid BBC’s Delhi, Mumbai offices”

  1. Raampur Ka Laxman!! says:

    Vindictive raid, for the BBC to inform who real Narendra Modi is, what he did in his regime at Gujarat.
    Many waytched in India despite its block by Modi.
    Best for the BBC to quit India, so that this third world corrupt dump, keeps telling its voters the masive lies about China occupation, the Covid-19 oxygen supplies which resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths in 2021 etc..
    The Western countries should isolate Modi, and stop Indian students from arriving and do not give work visas for the IT techie coolies.


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