On Saturday, the Income Tax department has issued a statement that noted actor Sonu Sood has evaded a tax amount worth more than Rs 20 crores.
It was known that the IT department has been conducting raids in various places related to Sonu Sood and 28 premises in Mumbai, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jaipur, Delhi, Gurugram related to Lucknow-based group of industries engaged in infrastructure development.
During the course of search at the premises of the actor and his associates, incriminating evidence pertaining to tax evasion was found. The IT Officials said Sonu Sood had collected Rs 2.1 crore from foreign donors using the crowdfunding platform in violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. The Officials are also said the accounts were concealed as loans in books for tax evasion.
Sonu Sood has helped many during the Corona Crisis and established the Sood charity foundation. Through it, he has collected Rs 18 crore in donations till April this year, of which Rs 1.9 crore was spent on relief work. It was revealed that the remaining Rs 17 crore was kept in the bank account. The opposition parties have accused the Central government is attacking Sonu Sood with a political vendetta.