Published On : Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021

IT department raids multiple premises of Dainik Bhaskar

The Income Tax Department on Thursday conducted raids against the media group Dainik Bhaskar in multiple cities over alleged tax evasion, official sources said.

They said the searches are being conducted in Bhopal, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and a few locations in Maharashtra also.

The sources in the I-T department maintain that the raids are being carried out following tip off the department received about alleged tax evasions by the group and its various companies.

Besides the officials premises, the I-T teams have also launched search operations at the residential premises of the promoters.

While there was no official word from the department or its policy-making body, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), official sources said the action also involves the promoters of the major Hindi media group with operations across multiple states.

Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh said on Twitter that tax officials ‘are present’ at half-a-dozen premises of the group, including at its office at Press Complex in state capital Bhopal.