IT ‘survey’ at BBC ends after nearly 60 hrs; company says will continue to cooperate with authorities

New Delhi : The Income Tax department’s marathon “surveys” at BBC’s offices ended on Thursday, after clocking nearly 60 hours, as officials took with them an inventory of financial data from select staffers and cloned electronic data.

The operation that began at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) offices in Delhi and Mumbai around 11:30 am on Tuesday, ended just after 10 PM Thursday, sources said.   Tax authorities have made and taken an inventory of the available stock, recorded the statement of some staffers and have impounded some documents as part of the survey action that continued for three days clocking about 57-58 hours, officials told  to media. Tax officials were seen carrying some bags as they exited the BBC office at KG Marg in central Delhi in multiple four-wheelers