IT sleuths ‘search’ actor Sonu Sood’s home for the second consecutive day

Sonu Sood

For the second consecutive day, the Income Tax Department continued its ‘survey’ operations at the home of Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, official sources said here on Thursday.

A team of IT sleuths swooped on the 48-year-old Sood’s Juhu home to carry out search operations to detect certain alleged financial irregularities.

The IT department is examining bank statements, books of accounts, documents and details of financial or other business transactions during the ‘survey’, for suspected tax evasion, though no details are being shared officially.

In Wednesday’s operations, the IT had searched around half-a-dozen premises linked to the actor, including offices and other properties in Mumbai and certain locations in Lucknow.

Sood shot into limelight last year (2020) for arranging free flights or luxury buses for stranded migrants during the lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic and sent them to different parts of India, besides organising liquid medical oxygen supplies to various hospitals during the second Covid wave this year (2021).

Recently, Delhi government had declared actor Sonu Sood as the brand ambassador for “Desh Ka mentor” programme for school students.

There were some speculations regarding Sonu Sood Joining Aam Aadmi Party. However, Sonu clarified that he is not joining the party.

Till now, Sonu has not responded to the survey of the Income Tax Department.

On the acting front, Sonu will next be seen in “Prithviraj” and “Kisaan”.

The actor was also seen in a music video titled “Sath Kya Nibhaoge” featuring Nidhhi Agerwal . The music video was shot in Punjab and Sonu is essaying the character of a farmer who becomes a cop.

The song was directed by Farah Khan.

Sonu is a fitness enthusiast. He often shares motivational workout videos from his social media handle.