Income Tax officers at BBC Delhi, Mumbai office to conduct survey
The Income Tax Department officials on Tuesday conducted a survey operation at BBC's offices in Delhi and Mumbai.
New Delhi: The Income Tax department on Tuesday reached the British Broadcasting Service (BBC) office in Delhi’s Kasturba Gandhi Marg and also in Mumbai to conduct a survey, said the sources.
The development came just weeks after the British Broadcasting Service (BBC) released a two-part documentary titled ‘India: The Modi Question’ on the 2002 Gujarat riots.
According to reports, the employees of the broadcasting corporation were asked not to use their computer systems and phones, including their personal ones.
Reports quoting sources said the employees working in the afternoon shift at the BBC’s Delhi office were asked to work from home, while those present in the office were asked to leave early.
In Delhi, the Income Tax officials reached the BBC office at Kasturba Gandhi Marg, said the sources.
The sources also said that the team reached there to verify documents.
Congress has reacted to searches at the BBC office and has called it an “undeclared emergency.”
In a tweet, it wrote “First came the BBC documentary, it was banned. Now IT has raided BBC. undeclared emergency.”
पहले BBC की डॉक्यूमेंट्री आई, उसे बैन किया गया।
अब BBC पर IT का छापा पड़ गया है।
— Congress (@INCIndia) February 14, 2023