Income Tax officers visited the offices of news sites NewsClick and Newslaundry today, calling them “surveys” and not “raids”.
The tax department confirmed that officers had gone to the offices of those news portals in south Delhi “to conduct surveys”.
According to the Press Trust of India, the officials said the operations were being conducted to verify certain tax payment details and remittances made by the organisations.
The officials are covering the business premises of the 2 portals, they added.
NewsClick and its founders were raided by the Enforcement Directorate in February under the anti-money laundering law.
The PTI said the cash laundering case arises out of a Delhi Police FIR alleging that PPK NewsClick Studio received foreign direct investment (FDI) of ₹ 9.59 crore from Worldwide Media Holdings LLC USA during the fiscal year 2018-19.