The BBC Office in New Delhi, India was on Tuesday (February 14, 2023) raided by the Income Tax Department.
According to Zee News, the raids were reportedly conducted at BBC’s Office at Kasturba Gandhi Marg.
As per the latest reports, a team of 60-70 members of the IT department is currently carrying out raids at the BBC Office and the employees have been asked to not use their phones.
Congress, TMC react after BBC Office in Delhi Raided by IT Dept
Congress reacted to searches at the BBC office by the IT department and called it an “undeclared emergency”.
Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra also took a jibe at the Narendra Modi government and said, “Wow, really? How unexpected.”
The searches at the BBC Office come amid a controversy over a BBC documentary regarding the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Last month, the government issued directions for blocking multiple YouTube videos and Twitter posts sharing links to the controversial documentary.