The income tax department on Wednesday (September 15th) “polled” offices and homes in the Mumbai suburb owned by Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, official sources said to IANS.
According to the IANS, teams of computer detectives began the raids in the morning as part of an investigation for suspected tax evasion, official sources said. According to a News18 report, six sites related to Sonu and his companies were surveyed by the IT department.
He also had an argument with the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for allegedly converting his six-story house in Juhu into an illegal boarding school.
In supporting Sonu, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the actor had the prayers of all those families who got his support during the difficult times. He added that there are millions of difficulties on the path to truth, but the truth always wins.
“There are millions of hardships on the path to truth, but the truth always wins. With Sonu Sood ji, there are prayers from hundreds of thousands of Indian families who got Sonu ji’s support in hard times he tweeted, marking a report of the IT department’s action.
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– Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 15, 2021
Sonu Sood was recently declared a Brand Ambassador for the Aam Aadmi Party Government’s ‘Desh ka mentors’ program by the Delhi government, where students will be guided in their career choices.
Other AAP leaders have also shown their support for Sood.
“This is nothing but a witch hunt by an insecure government against a giant philanthropist considered a ‘messiah’ by millions. His only crime is working for welfare. oppressed when they were orphaned by the state, ”said the head of the AAP and provincial deputy. Raghav Chadha tweeted.
It is nothing but a witch hunt by an insecure government against a giant philanthropist considered a “messiah” by millions of people. His only crime is to have worked for the welfare of the oppressed when they were orphaned by the state. https://t.co/Zu10aiKIIv
– Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) September 15, 2021
AAP MLA Atishi tweeted: “The IT department’s ‘survey’ of actor and philanthropist @SonuSood is a clear message from BJP that they will victimize anyone who does a good job for the country? Was it a crime for @SonuSood to help migrants during lockdown? Was it a crime for him to help people in difficulty?
The actor-philanthropist “poll” @SonuSood by the IT department is a clear message from the BJP that it will victimize anyone who does a good job for the country? Was it a crime for @SonuSood to help migrants during confinement? Was it a crime for him to help people in difficulty? pic.twitter.com/oA47wes9Vv
– Atishi (@AtishiAAP) September 15, 2021
Actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood gained national attention last year for helping thousands of migrant workers reach their countries of origin during the nationwide lockdown. It also helped people during the second wave of COVID-19 by providing them with beds of oxygen and other drugs related to the coronavirus.