Actor Sonu Sood was busy for four days to handle his guests, as stated by him regarding the investigations of his finances by income tax department that reveals discrepancies. He had been alleged for evading a tax amount of ₹ 20 crore.
He had been held accused of violating the rules of raising donations from abroad under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). Regarding which, he had issued a statement on his social media handle saying, “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 to humanitarian causes too, which keeps us going.”
He further said, He continued, “I have been busy attending to a few guests, hence was unable to be at your service, for the last four days. Here I am back again in all humility. At your humble service, for life.”
He concludes his statement by saying, He concluded by saying, “Kar bhala, ho bhala. Ant bhale ka bhala (A good deed always comes around). My journey continues. Jai Hind.”
According to the CBDT the Sood charity foundation by Sonu Sood incorporated on 21st July, 2020 has collected donations of ₹18.94 crore till date right from 1st April, 2021. Out of which, the foundation has donated near some of ₹1.9 crore in various charity works and the remaining amount of ₹17 crore are still lying “unutilised” in the bank account. Also, the statement alleged, ₹2.1 crore fund have been raised by foundation from overseas through a crowdfunding platform and “in violation” of the FCRA regulations.
“During the course of search at the premises of the actor and his associates, incriminating evidence pertaining to tax evasion has been found. The main modus operandi followed by the actor had been to route his unaccounted income in the form of bogus unsecured loans from many bogus entities,” according to PTI, the Central Board of Direct Taxes alleged in a statement.