Income Tax raids at BBC Offices in Delhi & Mumbai

New Delhi: While the controversy over the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Gujarat riots has not subsided, officials of the Indian Income Tax department raided offices of the British news network in India on Tuesday. Teams of officials from the Income Tax Department are conducting searches at the BBC office in Delhi and Mumbai, reported news agency Reuters. According to sources, BBC authorities

These searches by the IT officials at BBC offices occurred some weeks after BBC released the two-part documentary, ‘India: The Modi Question.’

The reason behind the IT raids on BBC’s Indian offices is still not clear. Zee Media quoting the Income Tax sources reported that it is just a ‘survey’.

As per reports, a team of 60-70 people is involved in the ‘survey’ at BBC’s Delhi office. During this IT operation, all BBC staff in the office were ordered to keep their phones shut. No BBC personnel were allowed to enter or come out of the premises.


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