Looked Only At Financial Transactions Of Dainik Bhaskar Group: Income Tax Department

Looked Only At Financial Transactions Of Dainik Bhaskar Group: Income Tax Department

The I-T Department started raiding 30 places of Dainik Bhaskar Thursday (File)

New Delhi:

The Income Tax Department Thursday rejected allegations that its officers “suggested changes” in information tales whereas they performed raids at a number of places of work of the Dainik Bhaskar media group on prices of tax evasion.

The division in a sequence of three tweets mentioned that its groups solely regarded into monetary paperwork in the course of the searches.

“Certain allegations have appeared in some sections of media that IT Dept officials were suggesting changes in stories & taking editorial decisions during their search on offices of a certain publication.

“These allegations are completely false & are categorically denied by IT Dept,” the I-T Department tweeted.

In keeping with the department’s protocol, it said, the investigation team “solely regarded into the monetary transactions of the group associated to tax evasion”.

The tweets by the tax department also referred to the comments made in this context by one of the national editors of the group to some television news channels.

“Shri Om Gaur is predicated in Lucknow as per his interview to media. It is emphasised that Lucknow workplace of the publication was not searched by the Income Tax workforce.”

“Sh Om Gaur was not even questioned. The allegations being made haven’t any foundation & in reality appear to be extremely motivated,” the department said.

The I-T Department conducted raids across several states against the Dainik Bhaskar group as well as another UP-based TV channel – Bharat Samachar – for alleged tax evasion, drawing a sharp response from several quarters, including an uproar in the Rajya Sabha.

The raids against the Dainik Bhaskar group, which has a presence in 12 states and runs newspapers as well as operates radio stations, web portals and mobile phone applications, began Thursday morning in 30 locations, including in Bhopal, Indore, Jaipur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Noida, sources said.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by India07 staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


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