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Income department raids multiple premises of media group Dainik Bhaskar

Official sources said the action also involves the promoters of the major Hindi media group with operations across multiple states.

Published: 22nd July 2021 11:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2021 11:32 AM   |  A+A-

After demonetisation, raids were almost a daily affair for the Enforcement Directorate, IT personnel and CBI. Over Rs 266 crore found at a Malappuram bank and the raids on the former TN Chief Secretary Rama Mohana Rao at his office and residence were a few instances that stood out.

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By Express News Service

BHOPAL: Extensive searches have begun at multiple premises of the country's prominent media house, the Dainik Bhaskar Group at multiple locations in at least four states.

The searches which started at residential premises and offices of the premier media group are happening in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.

According to informed sources, the searches are underway in MP, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi-NCR. @NewIndianXpress @TheMornStandard @khogensingh1 @gsvasu_TNIE

According to informed sources, the raids are underway at multiple locations in Bhopal and Indore (MP), including residential premises of the owners/promoters of the Group in Bhopal, besides its main offices and press in the Press Complexes of Bhopal and Indore.

Searches are also underway at group's premises in Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai among other locations.
Sources added that the searches are happening based on specific inputs of tax evasion by the media group, which not only has around 60 editions of its flagship Dainik Bhaskar newspaper brand across multiple states of Central, West, East and Northern India, but also has major investments in power, real estate and education sector.



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