Calling the tax raids on Dainik Bhaskar and Bharat Samachar an try and scare the media, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday demanded that such actions be stopped instantly and the media be allowed to work freely.
The Income Tax Department on Thursday carried out raids in opposition to the Dainik Bhaskar group and the Uttar Pradesh-based Hindi information channel Bharat Samachar in a number of cities over alleged tax evasion, official sources stated.
Reacting to the raids, Mr Kejriwal tweeted, “Income tax raids on Dainik Bhaskar and Bharat Samachar are an attempt to scare the media. The message is clear — those who speak against the BJP government will not be spared. Such thinking is very dangerous. Everyone should raise their voice against it. These raids should be stopped immediately and the media should be allowed to work freely.”
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