Income Tax officials arrived at actor Sonu Sood’s home in Mumbai on sept 16, after raids at his offices that ended late last night. Taxmen are investigating Sonu Sood’s property deal with a Lucknow-based real estate company.
The Income Tax department has reportedly surveyed at least six properties in Mumbai & Lucknow which have been linked to actor Sonu Sood.
The I-T officials visit, which was not termed as a raid, was in connection with an alleged tax evasion probe.
It was not immediately known whether the I-T officials also visited the actor’s residence. The survey comes after the AAP govt in Delhi picked Sood as face for its mentorship initiative.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter & extended his support for the Bollywood actor. Lashing out at Modi govt, AAP leader Raghav Chadha termed the I-T action as a witch-hunt.
The 48-year-old actor was hailed as a real-life hero for helping people during lockdown.
Sood helped migrants head back home, provided medical supplies to people in need.
AAP MLA Atishi released a video statement on Twitter slamming the I-T survey. In 2012, I-T dept had conducted raids on premises of many Bollywood celebs including Sood.
There were reports of allegations against his Mumbai property which he had bought in ₹30 crore.