Income Tax raids at The Quint premises, Congress questions freedom of press

The Income Tax department on Thursday conducted searches at several premises in New Delhi connected to news portal The Quint in a case of alleged tax evasion. Searches by the Income Tax department began at 8 am at The Quint office and other residential premises. Raghav Bahl, The Quint founder, in a statement said, “I have a matter of great concern to share with the Guild. While I was in Mumbai this morning, dozens of IT officials descended on my residence and The Quint’s office for a “survey”. In a tweet, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said, “IT raid on the editors of The Quint: can this really be unconnected to the courageous analyses of this government & ruling party by Raghav Bahl?

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