Official sources said the action was taken to investigate irregularities in foreign funding
The move comes after Income Tax carried out searches of the UK broadcaster’s offices in New Delhi and Mumbai in February this year.
The broadcaster came under the radar of Indian agencies after the release of a controversial documentary, ‘India: The Modi Question’, which drew sharp criticism from the Indian government and tarnished the country’s image.
Following an investigation by the
An officer from the BBC’s administrative and editorial departments is being questioned here at ED headquarters.
The government in January ordered social media platforms to block YouTube videos and Twitter posts linking to the documentary shortly after controversy erupted.
The documentary, which questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role in the 2002 Gujarat riots, drew widespread criticism from the Indian government and various segments of the Indian public.
The BBC faced allegations of spreading fake news and propaganda, and the Indian government accused the broadcaster of trying to destabilize the country.
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