BBC I-T surveys: Tax officials at BBC's India offices, BBC documentary on PM Modi, and more

Tax survey on BBC office

Weeks after release of a documentary critical of PM Modi, IT officials conducted a survey at BBC India office in Delhi, Mumbai. They seized the mobile phones of officials and over 100 employees were held back at Delhi office

What I-T Dept says

The Income Tax Department has raided the BBC offices in Delhi and Mumbai following the allegations of international taxation and transfer pricing against the UK-based broadcaster

BBC Mumbai office
on radar too

The I-T officials are also monitoring the BBC office in Mumbai’s Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). Those in the BBC office in Mumbai’s Khar were also sent home

BBC documentary
on PM Modi row

The BBC documentary was critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's role in 2002 Gujarat riots when he was CM

UK MP Bob Blackman
on BBC’s documentary
on PM Modi

UK MP Bob Blackman has said that the BBC documentary on Modi is "completely exaggerated, BBC does not represent views of the British government. The documentary is a hatchet job”

MEA on BBC documentary

Following the release of BBC documentary on PM Modi, the Ministry of External Affairs trashed it while calling it a "propaganda piece that lacks objectivity and reflects a colonial mindset”

What I-T Dept says

The Income Tax Department on Tuesday said BBC was found in "persistent non-compliance" of tax norma, making it a "repeat offender"

Allegations against BBC

BBC has been non-compliant under transfer pricing rules; persistent and deliberately violative of transfer pricing norms; and delibrately diverted significant amount of the profits, says tax dept

SC quashes PIL
seeking ban on
Modi documentary

Earlier this month, Supreme Court quashed a PIL by Hindu Sena president alleging that “the BBC documentary India: The Modi Question is the result of a deep conspiracy against the global rise of India and its PM”

Opposition, BJP trade
barbs condemns BBC
survey by IT department

Congress called tax surve on BBC as "undeclared emergency", while BJP recalled Indira Gandhi's actions during Emergency

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