Sonu Sood Accused of Tax Evasion of 20 Crores, Income Tax Department Claimed to have Proof
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For the last three days, the Income Tax Department was surveying Sonu Sood’s house and its associated premises. Now in a statement, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has said that during the search of the premises of the actor and his associates, evidence related to tax evasion of Rs 20 crore has been found.

The Income Tax Department says they have enough evidence against the actor. Income Tax Department officials in their statement said that the actor had deposited unaccounted money in the form of bogus and unsecured loans from fake entities.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes said that “A total of 28 places including Mumbai, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jaipur, Gurugram and Delhi were raided for three consecutive days. He said that he was accumulating unaccounted money in the form of fake and unsecured loans.”

According to the allegations levelled against Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, the Sonu Sood Charity Foundation was created to help the people affected by the Corona epidemic. Which raised a donation of more than Rs 18 crore during the first wave of Kovid in July last year. Till April this year, out of that Rs 1.9 crore has been spent on relief work and the remaining Rs 17 crore has been kept unutilized in non-profit banks.

The action of the Income Tax Department against Sonu Sood was condemned by the Aam Aadmi Party and Shiv Sena. Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha said that “An IT raid on an honest man like Sonu Sood, who has been called the messiah by lakhs of people, has helped the downtrodden. If a well minded person like him can be targeted politically, it shows that the present regime is insensitive and politically insecure.”

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