Income Tax raid at BBC’s Delhi office amid row over its documentary on PM Modi

An Income Tax raid is currently underway at the BBC office in Delhi. Reports suggest that the phones of employees who entered the office have been confiscated by the department. The BBC office has reportedly been sealed, although no official statement has been released about the raid. The Income Tax Department is said to be conducting surveys within the office at the moment. Meanwhile, the Congress has termed the action of the Income Tax Department as an undeclared emergency.

According to sources, a raid is currently underway at the BBC office in India, located on KG Marg Road. The employees working there have reportedly been asked to leave the office, and have been informed by the Income Tax Department that they are not permitted to use their phones.

Significantly, BBC had released a documentary on PM Narendra Modi on Gujarat riots. The central government had banned this documentary a few days ago. India: The Modi Question was ordered to be banned from all social media platforms. The action of the Income Tax Department is also being linked to this.

In a tweet from the Congress handle, it has been said, first the BBC documentary came, it was banned. Now the BBC is under IT raid, undeclared emergency.