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Indian Tax Authorities Search Premises Of China's Huawei

Huawei did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

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India's income tax authorities have conducted searches at multiple premises of Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies, as part of a tax evasion investigation, local media reported on Wednesday, citing official sources.

Officials from the Income Tax Department looked at financial documents, account books and company records, Indian businesses and overseas transactions, NDTV reported, citing PTI. Some records were also seized, the report added.

Huawei did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

India, the world's second-biggest market by number of phone users, last year did not name Huawei among foreign network equipment suppliers allowed to carry out 5G trials.

The searches were conducted at Huawei's office premises in the capital city of Delhi, neighbouring Gurugram and tech hub Bengaluru on Tuesday, the report said.

The development comes a day after government sources told Reuters that India had blocked access to 54 mobile apps, mainly Chinese, over security concerns.


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