The Income Tax Department has raided the houses and institutions of the owners of Bhaskar newspaper in Bhopal. Raids are being conducted on the offices of the company since two and a half nights.
Bhopal: The Income Tax Department has raided the houses and institutions of the owners of Bhaskar newspaper on charges of tax evasion. It has been coming to light that raids are being conducted on the offices of the company since two and a half nights. Income Tax Investigation Wing raided different offices of Bhaskar in Noida, Jaipur and Ahmedabad.
दैनिक भास्कर समूह के भोपाल, जयपुर, नोइडा, अहमदाबाद, मुंबई विभिन्न ठिकानों पर इनकम टैक्स इन्वेस्टिगेशन विंग की छापामार कार्रवाई शुरू…भोपाल प्रेस कॉन्प्लेक्स सहित आधा दर्जन स्थानों पर मौजूद है टीमें. @ABPNews @SanjayBragta @awasthis @pankajjha_ @upmita #MadhayPradesh pic.twitter.com/Rx2e2949Vi
— Brajesh Rajput (@brajeshabpnews) July 22, 2021
All employees’ phones were confiscated
It is being told that this is a big raid of the Income Tax department. The phones of all the employees present in Bhaskar’s office have been confiscated. Also, no one is being allowed to go out. The income Tax team is present at half a dozen places including the Press Complex.
Claim to have received important documents
Along with the ED, Income Tax Department, there is also the support of the local police. The entire search operation is being conducted by the Delhi and Mumbai teams. More than 100 officer employees are involved in the raid. During the raids till now, important documents have been claimed to have been found.
Congress attacked the government over the raid
रेड जीवी जी,
प्रेस की आज़ादी पर कायरतापूर्ण हमला !
दैनिक भास्कर के भोपाल, जयपुर और अहमदाबाद कार्यालय पर अब इनकम टैक्स के छापे ।
लोकतंत्र की आवाज़ को “रेडराज” से नही दबा पाएँगे।#RaidOnFreePress
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 22, 2021
Congress has attacked the Modi government over the raid. Congress National Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted, “Red GV Ji, a cowardly attack on the freedom of the press! Income tax raids on Dainik Bhaskar’s Bhopal, Jaipur and Ahmedabad offices. We will not be able to suppress the voice of democracy with “Red Raj”.
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