The department searched Dainik Bhaskar offices in Bhopal, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and some other locations in the country while the agencies also conducted searches in Bharat Samachar Lucknow.
The Income Tax department has conducted searches against media group houses Dainik Bhaskar's and Uttar Pradesh-based Hindi news channel Bharat Samachar's offices on tax evasion charges.
The searches in the case of Dainik Bhaskar were being conducted in Bhopal, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and some other locations in the country. Searches are going on in connection with a tax evasion case at multiple locations, including Promoters' residences and offices, reported ANI.
The premises of TV news channel Bharat Samachar group and its promoters and staffers in Lucknow were searched similarly. The sources claimed the raids were based on "conclusive evidence of tax fraud" by the channel.