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Sonu Sood breaks silence over allegations of tax evasion, says ‘every rupee waiting to reach needy’

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  • Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has been accused of tax evasion to the tune of Rs 20 crore

Mumbai: Days after the Income Tax department alleged tax evasion to the tune of Rs 20 crore by actor Sonu Sood, the latter broke his silence in the matter.

On Monday, he issued a statement on social media, reiterating his commitment to social service.

“You don’t always have to tell your side of the story. Time will,” the first line of the message read.

“I have pledged myself to the service of the people of India with my strength and heart. Every rupee in my foundation is awaiting its turn to save a precious life and reach the needy,” it read.

In the statement, Sonu Sood further wrote, “In addition, on many occasions, I have encouraged brands to donate endorsement fees for humanitarian causes too, which keeps us going.”

On the reason for his silence so far, he wrote that he had been busy “attending to a few guests”, because of which he was “unable to be at your service, for the last 4 days”.

He signed off the message saying, “My journey continues…”

After three days of operations, the I-T department had said in a statement on Saturday that Sonu Sood had evaded taxes to the tune of Rs 20 crore. According to the department, his non-profit organization also raised Rs 2.1 crore in foreign donations through a crowd-funding platform. This collection was in violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.

The department had carried out searches at properties in Lucknow and Mumbai, including ones related to the actor, following allegations of tax evasion in a property deal.

 

 

 

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