For the past year, Sonu Sood is considered to be a messiah among the lower class people. He is known throughout the whole country as a philanthropist. Last year, during the Covid lockdown, he had helped several immigrant workers to reach their homes by proving for transports. During the Second Lockdown, he had also helped to get more oxygen supplies for those in need. Recently, the celebrity had a meeting with the head of the AAP party, Kejriwal, who announced that the actor will be the brand ambassador of “Desh ka Mentor”. This program will help students across the country to have proper career counselling.
Right after this announcement was made, Sood’s properties in Mumbai and Lucknow were raided by the IT Department. When it was called out to be political propaganda, the Department informed “A recent deal between Sonu Sood’s company and a Lucknow-based real estate firm is under the scanner. The survey operation has been initiated on allegations of tax evasion on this deal”. A BJP Spokesperson also added “There is no relation to that. Any personality can meet anyone. It is just a search, not a raid. It’s on a tipoff. It’s not necessary that the person who heads the charity has done anything wrong… It must be something at the lower level. Income Tax is an independent department, which has its own protocol. It is doing its job.”
The IT Department informed that they could not seize anything and he was all clear.