The court was hearing a petition by the news portal and its co-founder Abhinandan Sekhri.
Delhi HC seeks Income Tax Department stand on Newslaundry's plea concerning leakage of seized material
Data of thousands of assessees is in safe custody of the department and it can be used only in accordance with law, said counsel for the department Ajit Shamra.
The tax department surveyed the office of Newslaundry located at Sarvodaya Enclave in south Delhi on Friday along with that of Newsclick in Saidulajab area on charges of alleged tax evasion.
People in the know of the developments said that the 'survey' operations are being conducted to verify certain tax payment details of these organisations.