The Cinema Times, Kathmandu – The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has raided 28 premises which belongs to Bollywood actor Sonu Sood. The raid started since September 16. CBDT also raided his foundation, associates and a Lucknow-based real estate group in Mumbai, Lucknow, Delhi, Kanpur, Jaipur and Gurugram.
Actor Sood is said to be involved in 20 crore tax evasion violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) while raising funds from abroad. The agency has claimed that Sood routed his “unaccounted income in the form of bogus unsecured loans from many bogus entities”.
The I-T department also has made allegations of the violations of the FCRA by the Sood Charity Foundation which was established in the peak of Covid-19 outbreak last year. Since then Sonu and his work was praised by many for helping the people in need during covid.
According to the CBDT, Sood’s organisation has collected donations worth ₹18.94 crore since April 1, 2021. Of this, around ₹1.9 crore has been spent so far on various relief work, while the remaining ₹17 crore is lying unutilised in the bank account of the foundation, it added.