New Delhi, Feb 14: The Income Tax Department has raided the Delhi office of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Phones of employees have been seized, according to sources. Employees have also been asked to leave the office and go home early.
The development comes weeks after the British broadcaster released a two-part series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 2002 genocide of Muslims in Gujarat on January 17.
Media reports said employees were asked to go home and their phones seized. Reports said that searches were in the Mumbai office as well.
On January 21, the government had issued directions for blocking multiple YouTube videos and Twitter posts sharing links to the controversial documentary.