Actor Sonu Sood, who reached the peak of popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic to take a step forward by organizing free flights, luxury trains, and buses to allow migrants stranded in Maharashtra and other parts of India to reach their homes, has spoiled the controversy over its tiff name with the Income Tax Department. The I-T division has accused the Bollywood actor of financial irregularities of more than 250 million rupees. While the actor remained silent when I-T officials raided his property, he took to Twitter on Monday to share his statement. Without mentioning anything about the raids or the alleged tax evasion, the actor assured that every rupee in his institution awaits his turn to save a precious life and reach those in need.
Read Sonu Sood's full statement here: “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 for humanitarian causes too, which keeps us going. I have been busy attending to a few guests hence was unable to be at your service, for the last 4 days. Here I am back again in all humility. At your humble service, for live. My journey continues.”
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Furthermore, the actor claimed in the comment to his Instagram post that he is a law-abiding citizen and will continue to do so. He also thanked everyone for his love and support.
"Thankyou for your continued support,concern and Most importantly infinite LOVE. I would sincerely like to announce I am a law bidding citizen of my country, “I WAS and I WILL” continue to always follow all rules and regulations and laws of my country. I have full faith,respect and confidence towards the law, departments and our honest authorities. I will fully co operate with the concerned department and authorities. I humbly request you all to take this in positive spirit as a part of the large journey and vision we all have to contribute towards growth of our wonderful country. At this moment I pray and recall the blessings & teachings of my late parents that hurdles and struggle is part of journey of ones life. I am humbled and touched by the enormous Love and strength expressed by various methods of communication. I will remain at people’s disposal as always to serve you all….PROUD INDIAN, SONU," he wrote.
The Income Tax Department has charged Bollywood actor Sonu Sood with financial irregularities of more than 250 crore rupees through unused charity funds, bogus contracts, circular transactions with one of its partner companies, and diversion of funds to evade taxes, authorities said.
The revelation came after IT investigators swooped for two days on some 28 buildings in Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Kanpur, and Gurugram in one of the largest investigations into any representative or entities associated with him. Operations continue.
In a rare official statement, the Income Tax Department, without naming him, said that Sood had evaded a 20 Crore rupee tax so far, along with a list of other alleged wrongdoing that emerged in its ongoing investigation.
One of the NGOs, 'SOOD Charity Foundation', launched by the actor in July 2020, has collected donations of 18.94 million rupees so far, of which only 1.90 Crore rupees have been spent on various measures. aid (for migrants), the rest is in the bank. Accounts.
The SOOD Charitable Foundation also raised another 2.10 Crore rupees from abroad through a crowdfunding platform, in violation of FCRA provisions, the tax department said.Also Read - Bigg Boss OTT winner: Divya Agarwal lifts the trophy and takes home Rs 25 lakh, Nishant first runner-up