Congress targets Centre for I-T raids at places of work of Dainik Bhaskar, Bharat Samachar

After the Income Tax Department carried out raids on a number of premises of media group Dainik Bhaskar and UP-based information channel Bharat Samachar, the Congress has slammed the government, saying that as an alternative of defending the nation, central businesses have now begun to behave as poachers for intimidating the whistleblowers.

Addressing a press convention, senior chief Abhishek Singhvi stated, “The IT raid on Dainik Bhaskar highlights the dangerous, dismissive, and draconian nature of the BJP government.”

“How should we define whatever happened today? There are many words – totalitarianism, tyranny, dictatorship, fascism, authoritarianism, autocracy, despotism, absolutism, caesarism, and so on and so forth,” he added.

He stated that the newspaper was raided as its reportage uncovered the grisly sight of our bodies of Covid victims floating within the Ganga and washing up on the banks in cities in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, presumably thrown into the river due to the dearth of means to cremate them. The studies additionally revealed our bodies buried in shallow graves by the river in UP.

The Income Tax Department has carried out searches on the places of work of media entity Dainik Bhaskar at a number of places throughout the nation over alleged tax evasion.

According to studies, raids have been carried out on the Bhopal, Indore, Jaipur and Ahmedabad premises of the Dainik Bhaskar group.

The Income Tax Department is conducting a search on the places of work of Bharat Samachar News channel additionally and the residences of its promoters and Editor-in-Chief.

(With IANS inputs)

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