The income tax survey started by the Income Tax Department on Tuesday morning in BBC’s offices in Delhi and Mumbai is continuing today. This ‘survey’ by the Income Tax Department came out after a BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots. Meanwhile, America has also reacted in this matter. He has said on Tuesday that he is aware of the survey campaign conducted by Indian tax officials at the BBC office in Delhi, but he is not in a position to take a decision right now.
America spoke on income tax survey
US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that we are aware of the actions of the BBC offices in Delhi by the Indian tax authorities. You need to go to the Indian authorities for the details of this survey. Ned Price said I would just say this on this action, it is a general issue. Meanwhile, Income Tax officials said the search operation is part of the tax evasion probe.
‘US supports the importance of a free press around the world’
Ned Price further said that we support the importance of a free press around the world. We underline the importance of freedom of expression and freedom of religion or belief as human rights, which contribute to the strengthening of democracies around the world. It has strengthened democracy in this country. He said that it has strengthened India’s democracy.
I’m just not in a position to judge – Ned Price
When asked whether this action was done against some spirit or value of democracy. On this Ned Price said I can’t say. We know about the facts of these searches, but I’m just not in a position to pass judgement. Let us tell you that the Income Tax Department has conducted a survey in the offices of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in Delhi and Mumbai on Tuesday, which is still going on.