Republic Media Network's crew was subjected to heckling, intimidation and physical attack on Monday evening as they attempted to cover the I-T raids that have been ongoing at the residence of an AICC officer in South Delhi.
In the visuals of the incident, Republic TV's reporter Amit Chaudhary can be seen being subjected to constant aggression by numerous persons seemingly intent on not allowing him to do his job. They engage in the use of profanities and expletives and keep pushing and standing in his way. Shouting hysterically, they resorted to shoving and other physically threatening behaviour several times.
The raids had been ongoing at the residence of SM Moin, a Congress worker who is allegedly under the scanner over the receipt of Rs 20 crore from Bhopal, in relation to which the I-T department has been conducting raids at both locations, plus in Goa.
Late in the evening, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel also arrived at the residence while the raids were in progress. Republic TV has accessed pictures of the same.
At around the same time, the I-T department also issued a statement, where it revealed sensational findings.
The Income Tax department had on Sunday launched pre-dawn searches ay nearly 50 locations in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh against people linked to senior Congress leader and M.P Chief Minister Kamal Nath. Reacting to the I-T raids and searches, the Madhya Pradesh CM said that he would only release a statement when he is sure of the situation.