Income Tax department raid six locations linked to actor Sonu Sood

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Income Tax department raid six locations linked to actor Sonu Sood (Image: Instagram/sonu_sood)
Income Tax department raid six locations linked to actor Sonu Sood (Image: Instagram/sonu_sood)

New Delhi : Actor Sonu Sood's offices in Mumbai and Lucknow have been raided by the Income Tax department on Wednesday, said reports.

"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," A NDTV report quoted sources in the Income Tax department claimed.

This is not the first time actor Sonu Sood has been raided by the tax authorities. In 2012, he was among the Bollywood personalities who were raided for alleged tax evasion.

Opposition politicians linked Wednesday's raids to the actor's recent high-profile meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who declared him the brand ambassador for his government's mentorship programme for school students in the capital.

Sonu Sood has been working in Bollywood for more than a decade, but more praise he received during the pandemic when he offered a helping hand to people in distress.

He organised buses, trains and even flights for migrants desperate to reach home after being stranded by last year's lockdown.

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