Today, the income tax department revealed that Bollywood actor Sonu Sood and his associates have avoided taxes of more than Rs. 20 crore. The statement comes immediately after, the department paid a visit to his Mumbai premises for three days in a row for a search. The actor had grabbed the headlines after he helped several migrants reach their home states during the nationwide lockdown.

Talking to the media, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) informed that during the search, the team managed to seize a few incriminating evidence pertaining to tax evasion. “The main modus operandi followed by the actor had been to route his unaccounted income in form of bogus unsecured loans from many bogus entities,” it added. So far, the cumulative amount of tax evaded unearthed amounts to more than Rs. 20 crore.

I-T department has widened its tax evasion probe against actor Sonu Sood as it raided multiple premises in Mumbai on Friday. The investigation against the Happy New Year actor was launched on Wednesday. The searches have now been extended to more locations in the city.

On Wednesday, the action was carried out in at least half a dozen locations in the metropolitan city and Lucknow. Reportedly, a real estate deal and some other financial transactions linked to Sood are also under the scanner of the department.

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