UK Foreign Secretary raises IT searches at BBC offices with Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. [File]
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. [File] ANI

New Delhi, Mar 1: UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly on Wednesday raised the issue of tax searches at BBC offices in India with his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar.

The issue was raised during their bilateral meeting, as per reports citing an interview with Cleverly, who is in India to participate in the two-day G20 Foreign Ministers meeting, which began here on Wednesday.

Last month, income tax authorities conducted "survey operations" at BBC offices in New Delhi and Mumbai.

The searches came after the Indian government had reacted strongly against a BBC documentary on post-Godhra incident riots in Gujarat in 2002, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the state's Chief Minister.

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