As the media group Dainik Bhaskar and Uttar Pradesh-based TV channel Bharat Samachar have been raided right this moment over alleged tax evasion, opposition events alleged that information retailers crucial to the federal government have been being focused.
Tax groups carried out searches in places of work of Dainik Bhaskar throughout many cities and the properties of its promoters. Dainik Bhaskar is one in all India’s largest promoting Hindi newspapers.
A group of taxmen additionally searched the Lucknow workplace of Bharat Samachar and its editor’s house within the metropolis.
Leaders of the Congress, Trinamool Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have been amongst those that denounced the raids.
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal stated the raids have been an try to terrorise the media. “The message is clear – whoever speaks against the BJP government will not be spared. This is a dangerous mentality. All should raise their voice against this. These raids should be stopped immediately and the media should be allowed to function freely,” wrote the Delhi Chief Minister.
“Through its reporting Dainik Bhaskar has exposed the Modi regime’s monumental mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now paying the price. An Undeclared Emergency as Arun Shourie has said – this is a Modified Emergency,” tweeted Congress chief Jairam Ramesh.
Trinamool Congress chief Mahua Moitra posted: “IT raids on Dainik Bhaskar offices & promoter homes – post their reporting on devastation of 2nd Covid wave. If you don’t crawl like GodiMedia then pay price!”
Dainik Bhaskar was on the forefront of reporting on the dimensions of devastation within the second wave of Covid in April-May. The newspaper’s stories uncovered the extent of the disaster, reflecting in our bodies of Covid victims floating within the river Ganga and washing up on the banks of cities in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, or buried in shallow graves by the river.
The information channel Bharat Samachar was, in its stories on the Covid disaster, crucial of the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP authorities.
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