NEW DELHI: In the midst of the controversy over the BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots, a big news reported. The Income Tax Department team has reached the BBC headquarters in Delhi. If sources are to be believed, the raid is going on in the office. It has been learned that the phones of all the employees have been confiscated. The data of the computer kept in the accounts office is being scrutinised. No employee is allowed to go out.
The Income Tax department is conducting survey at the BBC office in Delhi and Mumbai, news agency ANI has reported citing sources on 14 February.
Income Tax department surveys the BBC office in Delhi, as per sources.— ANI (@ANI) February 14, 2023
The BBC office is located on KG Marg. pic.twitter.com/8v6Wnp75JU
Information has been received that IT team is also present at the BBC office in Mumbai. According to sources, a team of 60 to 70 people has reached the BBC office in Delhi to conduct raids. According to the information, the team of Income Tax Department had reached Delhi at 11.30 am. BBC has two offices in Mumbai. The data is being scrutinized in these offices and the Income Tax Department is conducting the survey.
Meanwhile, the Congress taunted and said that it has targeted the BJP. The Congress tweeted that the BBC documentary came first, it was banned. Now IT has raided BBC. undeclared emergency. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh also attacked the center on IT raid in BBC office and said that here we are demanding JPC on Adani issue and the government is behind BBC. Destruction black opposite intelligence.
पहले BBC की डॉक्यूमेंट्री आई, उसे बैन किया गया।— Congress (@INCIndia) February 14, 2023
अब BBC पर IT का छापा पड़ गया है।
Remember that the Supreme Court had rejected the petition to ban the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) completely regarding the BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots. The top court had said that this is a ‘completely wrong idea’. A bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice MM Sundaresh filed a petition by Hindu Sena president Vishnu Gupta and a farmer Birender Kumar Singh.