The Income Tax Department on Wednesday raided the premises of Vision IAS Income Tax Raid, a coaching institute for civil services candidates, on charges of tax evasion. Officials gave this information. The raids were conducted at the premises of the coaching institute located on Pusa Road and some other places in the national capital, he said. E-mails sent by PTI to the coaching institute for its response to the raids did not elicit any response.
Officials said the investigation team is examining the financial documents and accounts of the institute. The centers of this coaching institute are also in other cities. The institute recently landed in controversy after several social media users protested claiming that a lecture video that featured a faculty member of the institute had made anti-Hindu comments.
The coaching institute issued a statement on its Twitter handle on February 28, saying that the video clip “is a small excerpt from a discussion held by a respected faculty member of Vision IAS”. Strongly believes in the ethos and values enshrined in the Indian Constitution and deeply regrets for hurting anyone’s sentiments unintentionally.