IT officials widen probe against actor Sonu Sood, search multiple premises in Mumbai
On Wednesday, the IT surveyed six locations in Mumbai and Lucknow linked to the actor. Sources claim that the officials have found huge amount of tax evasion.
- Day 3: The Income Tax Department widens probe against Sonu Sood.
- A real estate deal and some other financial transactions linked to Sood are under scanner.
- Accounts of the Sood Charity Foundation to be examined.
The Income Tax Department has widened its tax evasion probe against actor Sonu Sood as it raided multiple premises here on Friday (September 17), sources said. The department had launched the action against the 48-year-old actor and some people linked to him on Wednesday and it continues till date. The searches have now been extended to more locations in the city, said sources close to officials.
On Wednesday, the action was carried out in at least six locations in the metropolitan city and Lucknow. According to reports, a real estate deal and some other financial transactions linked to Sood are under the scanner of the department.
The IT department will issue a press statement this evening, said a report in News18.
Sources even claimed that the officials have found huge amount of tax evasions. Accounts of the Sood Charity Foundation will also be examined now.
The actor grabbed the national spotlight for helping migrants reach their home states during the nationwide lockdown clamped last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also made headlines earlier this year when BMC had filed a case against the actor for illegally converting a six-storey residential building into a hotel in Juhu.
The Delhi government, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, had recently declared the actor as the brand ambassador of government's 'Desh ka mentors' programme under which students will be guided in making their career choices.
Many politicians from opposition parties have been calling the IT visits a 'witch-hunt' against the actor.
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