Madhya Pradesh: Visuals from outside the office of Dainik Bhaskar Group in Bhopal Income Tax Department is conducting searches on Dainik Bhaskar Group in connection with tax evasion case, at multiple locations. (ANI)
NEW DELHI: Over alleged tax evasion, the Income Tax Department on Thursday conducted raids against the media group Dainik Bhaskar in multiple cities, according to official sources.
The searches are being conducted in Bhopal, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and some other locations in the country.
While there was no official word from the department or its policy-making body, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), official sources said the action also involves the promoters of the major Hindi media group with operations across multiple states.
Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh said on Twitter that tax officials "are present" at half-a-dozen premises of the group, including at its office at Press Complex in state capital Bhopal.
(With inputs from agencies)