The Income Tax Department has continued its tax evasion probe against actor Sonu Sood. On the continuous third day on Friday, multiple premises of Sonu Sood in Mumbai, Nagpur, and Jaipur were raided by the Department. The Income Tax department had initiated the action against the 48-year-old actor and other people associated with him on Wednesday and the action is still on.
The searches have now been taking place on many more locations in Mumbai, Nagpur, and Jaipur, officials said. On Wednesday, the probe took place at about half a dozen sites in the metropolitan city and Lucknow. A recent real estate deal between Sonu Sood’s company and a Lucknow-based real estate firm and some additional financial trades associated with Sood are under the scanner of the department, official sources had said.
However, the actor pulled the national attention for supporting migrants reach their homes during the nationwide lockdown clenched last year in the following the COVID-19 pandemic. Sonu Sood, who started his acting career two decades ago, has been working for people who are attempting to organize medicines or hospital beds for Covid treatment.
Moreover, the Delhi government, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, had previously declared that Sood will be the brand ambassador of the Aam Aadmi Party government’s ‘Desh ka mentors’ program under which students will be trained in giving rise to their career choices.