"Agencies Do Their Job, No Interference": Government On Media Tax Raids

"Agencies Do Their Job, No Interference": Government On Media Tax Raids

Newsdesk |
July 22, 2021

Media group Dainik Bhaskar and an Uttar Pradesh-based news channel were raided by Income Tax teams across India this morning over allegations of tax evasion.

New Delhi, 22 July 2021

As per news report of NDTV, as the raids on media outlets seen to be critical of the government spurred opposition attacks and condemnation on social media, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur detached the Centre from the multi-city crackdown. "Agencies do their own work, we don't interfere in their functioning. I would also like to say that facts need to be found before reporting about any incident. Sometimes lack of information is misleading," Anurag Thakur told reporters at a cabinet briefing. The comment, hours after the raids, was the only official response from the government.  There is no official word from the Income Tax Department or its policy-making body, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). Some 100 taxmen searched around 30 locations of Dainik Bhaskar in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. The homes and offices of the group's promoters were also raided.

Source -NDTV


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