The Income Tax Department conducted search operations on Chinese telecom major Huawei’s offices in Delhi, Gurugram and Bangalore early on Tuesday morning, 15 February.
The development comes a day after the Centre banned 54 more Chinese apps calling them a 'threat to privacy and security of Indians.' They were allegedly transferring sensitive data to Chinese servers.
Income tax officials questioned the senior management of Huawei on Tuesday and searched the offices for financial documents of the company.
The Chinese headquarters of the company has been informed of the development, according to The Times of India.
'Compliant to All Laws and Regulations': Huawei
"We have been informed of the visit of the Income Tax team to our office and also of their meeting with some personnel. Huawei is confident our operations in India are firmly compliant to all laws and regulations. We will approach related government departments for more information and fully cooperate," the company said, as reported by TOI.
The Chinese telecom major has risen to be a potential supplier of 5G telecom equipment and has been under the lens of the government for data breach of millions of Indians.
The crackdown also comes amidst the tense between the two countries over border dispute.
(With inputs from The Times of India.)