The trouble of Bollywood actor Sonu Sood seems to be increased. The Income-tax Department operation is going to be last for three days at Sonu Sood’s house. The survey team of the Income Tax department is going even on Saturday. IT officials have made a big disclosure about ‘Sonu Sood‘. They claimed tax evasion of Rs 20 crore, fraudulent transactions worth Rs 65 crore, illegal foreign donation of Rs 2.1 crore, and circular transaction of Rs 175 crore with a Jaipur based infra firm.
Earlier, on Wednesday, Income Tax Department officials descended on the premises of Sonu Sood in Mumbai and other places linked to him in connection with an alleged tax evasion probe. The action is being carried out at more than a dozen locations in Lucknow and the metropolitan city.
Allegations Imposed On Sonu Sood
The Income Tax Department said on Saturday that Sonu Sood has evaded tax of Rs 20 crores. His NGO has illegally received foreign donations worth 2.1 crores. The Income Tax Department conducted search operations at different places including Mumbai, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jaipur, Delhi and Gurugram.
Sonu Sood’s NGO Received Foreign Donations Says IT Officials
IT officials alleged that Sonu Sood runs an NGO which has received a donation of 18.94 crores since April 1, 2021. Out of which, the NGO has only spent 1.9 crores in different relief works and the remaining 17 crores are still in the bank account. Apart from this, an amount of Rs 2.1 crore has also been raised by the charity foundation from foreign donors on the crowdfunding platform, which is termed as a violation of FCRA rules.
The search operation furthers states that many fake billings and fake contracts worth Rs 65 crores have been deducted through this company. Evidence of unaccounted cash spending, unaccounted cash transactions and sale of junk has been found after the search.
The search department has recovered 11 lockers and 1.8 crore cash. The search operation is still going on.