Recently, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood’s house and 6 linked properties were raided by the Income Tax Department. The Central Board of Direct Taxes has now alleged that Sonu has had his associates evade taxes of INR 20 crores.
The actor has responded to the allegations and issues this statement on social media:
“You don’t always have to tell your side of the story. Time will. I have pledged myself to the service of the people of India with all my strength and heart. Every rupee in my foundation is awaiting its turn to save a precious life and reach the needy. In addition, on many occasions, I have encouraged brands to donate my endorsement fees to humanitarian causes too, which keeps us going.”
Sonu Sood is also accused of having violated the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) when he was raising donations from abroad during the second wave of COVID-19 in India.
“I have been busy attending to a few guests, hence was unable to be at your service, for the last four days. Here I am back again in all humility. At your humble service, for life,” Sonu added to his statement.
“Kar bhala, ho bhala. Ant bhale ka bhala (A good deed always comes around). My journey continues. Jai Hind,” he concluded.
According to PTI, the Central Board of Direct Taxes stated, “During the course of search at the premises of the actor and his associates, incriminating evidence pertaining to tax evasion has been found. The main modus operandi followed by the actor had been to route his unaccounted income in the form of bogus unsecured loans from many bogus entities.”
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