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July 28, 2021

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I-T raids on Dainik Bhaskar: Anurag Thakur denies govt interference, says ‘businesses are doing their job’

Hours after the Revenue Tax division carried out multi-city raids in opposition to the media group Dainik Bhaskar over alleged tax evasion, Union minister Anurag Thakur on Thursday mentioned the businesses are doing their work and there’s no interference in it.
“Businesses are doing their very own work and there’s no interference…One ought to take full data and in its absence generally many points come up which might be removed from the reality..,” the Info and Broadcasting Minister mentioned whereas addressing a cupboard briefing.
Whereas responding to a question on the opposition Congress’ cost that the raids have been supposed to throttle the voice of democracy, Thakur said that “one ought to take full data and in its absence generally many points come up which might be removed from the reality…”
Earlier within the day, the I-T division carried out raids in opposition to Dainik Bhaskar in a number of cities over alleged tax evasion, the officers mentioned. The searches have been carried out throughout a number of places in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan, and Gujarat.
Following this, Dainik Bhaskar posted a message on its web site stating the federal government raids have come in opposition to it because it put out the “true image of the federal government’s inefficiency earlier than the nation throughout the second wave of Covid-19.” It mentioned the raids have been carried out at residences of many staffers. The cell phones of these current within the places of work have been seized and so they weren’t being allowed to exit.
“Officers concerned within the raids mentioned this was a part of the method and they are going to be launched after panchmana proceedings are executed,” the location mentioned.
Dainik Bhaskar group had executed a sequence of tales on the deaths within the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and our bodies being dumped alongside the river Ganga.
A number of opposition leaders got here out in assist of the media home and criticised the Centre, accusing it of attempting to stifle the voice of media. Congress chief Jairam Ramesh mentioned the media home is “paying the value” for its protection throughout the pandemic.
Calling the I-T division raids in opposition to media teams Dainik Bhaskar an try and intimidate the media, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned {that a} clear message that anybody who speaks out in opposition to the BJP authorities won’t be spared is being despatched out.
In the meantime, Bharat Samachar TV, one other information channel, tweeted that searches have been being carried out on the “home of its Editor-in-chief Brajesh Mishra, state head Virendra Singh, homes of some workers and the channel workplace.”

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