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telegraphindia.com 10 Sep, 2021 13:00 am

Income Tax department carries out 'surveys' at Newsclick, Newslaundry offices in tax case

Income Tax department carries out 'surveys' at Newsclick, Newslaundry offices in tax case
Operations being conducted to verify certain payment details and remittances made by the organisations, say officials

I-T department carries out 'surveys' at Newsclick, Newslaundry offices in tax case Operations being conducted to verify certain payment details and remittances made by the organisations, say officials Newsclick and its founders were raided by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in February under provisions of the anti-money laundering law.The operations are being conducted to verify certain tax payment details and remittances made by the organisations, they said.Newsclick and its founders were raided by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in February under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and that investigation is linked to alleged dubious foreign funding received by its registered company, which runs the news portal.The Delhi High Court has granted interim protection from arrest to Newsclick's editor-in-chief and founder Prabir Purkayastha in connection with the Delhi Police FIR that relates to its probe against the foreign funding of the company.

The money laundering case arises out of a Delhi Police FIR alleging that PPK Newsclick Studio Pvt Ltd received foreign direct investment (FDI) of Rs 9.The high court has also granted Purkayastha protection from coercive action in the ED case.

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