Tax raids at Sonu Sood’s offices in Mumbai ended late last night. Income Tax officers spent several hours searching six locations linked to the actor. Sources said the Income Tax department is investigating Sonu Sood’s property deal with a Lucknow-based real estate company.
“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 claimed.
Opposition politicians called it a witch-hunt against the 48-year-old actor, who has been praised as a “messiah of migrants” for his philanthropy during the pandemic lockdown last year, when thousands were left without jobs or shelter and stranded far from home.