NEW DELHI: The CPM on Wednesday condemned the Enforcement Directorate raids on offices of a digital news portal and described it as “another attack on independent media”. The ED conducted searches on Tuesday at multiple premises linked to news portal Newsclick, its promoters and some others in connection with a money-laundering probe.
“Yet another attack on independent media. The CPM condemns the Enforcement Directorate raids on the offices of Newsclick, a digital news portal, and the houses of its editors and owner. The ED action is a blatant attempt to intimidate and suppress an independent news portal. Newsclick has been providing credible and wide coverage of the farmers protests,” CPM polit bureau said in a statement.
It also alleged that central agencies were being “used” by the Narendra Modi government to “harass and silence independent media”.
The Left party also demanded an end to the vindictive action against Newsclick and its management.