Sonu Sood breaks silence on Rs 20 crore tax evasion allegations


Actor Sonu Sood on Monday break his silence pertaining to the tax raids at his Mumbai residence and offices last week. He said that every rupee in his foundation was awaiting its turn to save a life and ‘time’ will help him tell his side of the story.  

In a statement shared on social media on Monday, Sood wrote, “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.”

Sonu Sood, who received widespread acclaim for his charitable interventions during the Covid-19 lockdowns 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.”

The Central Board of Direct Taxes recently alleged that the actor and his associates had evaded tax of ₹20 crore. It also accused the actor of violating the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) while raising donations from abroad.