- I-T team had carried out searches at 6 locations, including at Sonu Sood’s office in Mumbai, on Wednesday in a case of alleged tax evasion
New Delhi: The Income Tax department’s investigation into a property deal involving actor Sonu Sood continued on Thursday, with officials reaching his house in the morning.
The taxmen’s visit to Sonu Sood’s house comes hours after search operations at his offices that continued till late night on Wednesday. The search operations lasted several hours.
The I-T team is investigating a recent deal between Sonu Sood’s company and a Lucknow-based firm. There are allegations of tax evasion in this deal, according to sources.
The searches were carried out at around six properties in Mumbai and Lucknow, including the office of the actor’s charity.
Reacting sharply to the search operations, the Aam Aadmi Party said in a tweet on Thursday, “Sonu Sood has shown a mirror to Modi govt during the lockdown. This govt has a problem with such Bollywood celebrities because they don’t make films, OTT series, which propagates BJP’s politics of HATE.”
Sonu Sood’s supporters have criticized the BJP, connecting the search operations with the actor’s recent meeting with AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal. He was roped in as the brand ambassador by the Delhi government for its ambitious ‘Desh ke Mentors’ programme, aimed at guiding students from economically weaker sections in making career choices.
His philanthropic work during the pandemic and the lockdown had earned him a lot of praises from all quarters.
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