New Delhi,sep 15: The Income Tax Department on Wednesday at Actor Sonu Sood’s offices in Mumbai and a company premises in Lucknow linked to him were raided by the Income Tax department, sources said.
Taxmen arrived this afternoon at the premises of the actor, who receives crowds of people seeking help at his doorstep daily.
“A recent deal between Sonu Sood’s company and a Lucknow-based real estate firm is under the scanner. The survey operation has been initiated on allegations of tax evasion on this deal,” sources in the Income Tax department claimed.
Before actor Sonu Sood many raids were conducted and this is not the first time Sonu Sood has been raided. He was among Bollywood personalities raided in 2012 over alleged tax evasion.
Opposition politicians linked today’s raids to the actor’s recent high-profile meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who declared him the brand ambassador for his government’s mentorship programme for school students in the capital.