Earnings Tax raids passed off at a number of workplaces of the media group Dainik Bhaskar throughout the nation this morning. The group has been accused of tax evasion, sources mentioned.
Taxmen searched premises of Dainik Bhaskar in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. The properties and workplaces of the group’s promoters have been additionally raided, information company ANI mentioned, quoting sources.
A senior editor of Dainik Bhaskar informed Kaiserin Magazine that raids have been on on the group’s Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bhopal and Indore workplaces.
The opposition alleged that the group was raided due to its reporting on Covid “mismanagement” by the federal government. “By way of its reporting Dainik Bhaskar has uncovered the Modi regime’s monumental mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s now paying the worth. An Undeclared Emergency as Arun Shourie has mentioned – it is a Modified Emergency,” tweeted Congress chief Jairam Ramesh.
One of many largest newspaper teams within the nation, the Dainik Bhaskar was on the forefront of reporting on the size of devastation within the second wave of Covid in April-Could.
Dainik Bhaskar put out a collection of stories that took a vital take a look at official claims throughout the pandemic as raging infections left folks determined for oxygen, hospital beds and vaccine.
Its reportage uncovered the grisly sight of our bodies of Covid victims floating within the river Ganga and washing up on the banks of cities in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, presumably discarded due to the dearth of means to cremate them. The stories additionally revealed our bodies buried in shallow graves by the river in UP.
The New York Occasions had, a month in the past, revealed Dainik Bhaskar editor Om Gaur’s op-ed on Covid deaths in India, titled: “The Ganges Is Returning the Useless. It Does Not Lie.” The opinion piece was extraordinarily vital of the federal government’s dealing with of the coronavirus peak. The holiest of India’s rivers “grew to become Exhibit A for the Modi administration’s failures and deceptions”, he wrote.