Mumbai: Last week was very difficult for actor Sonu Sood. The Income Tax Department raided the actor’s house. Sonu was accused of fund collection and use under his foundation. However, in the midst of all this, Sonu continued to help the needy as usual. Sonu says that he is determined to pursue his professional and humanitarian goals. The actor spoke openly about all the allegations against him.
In a conversation with the Times, Sonu Sood told that ‘Provide all the documents to the Income Tax Officer. I do not have an inch of land in Jaipur and Lucknow, as was alleged against me. Under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), any company or foundation that has been listed for more than three years can take funds if there is an allegation of receiving foreign funds illegally. If my organization is not registered then I cannot get the funds. The crowdfunding platform has funds. I just became a medium for that platform. All the help is reaching the hospital directly from the crowdfunding platform where the needy are being treated or help is being given for education.
Sonu told that ‘the allegation of violating FCRA against me is completely wrong, because the money did not come to India or my foundation. I didn’t get a dollar or cent or even a penny in my account. We have all the details related to the people we got treated for. Like hospitals, doctors, even their PAN numbers, phone numbers, we provided them to the officials. We have everything on record, like whom we helped, how we did. We handed over all the documents to the Income Tax officials.
Sonu Sood says that when the IT team reached his house early in the morning, he was surprised. I am also a good host, I welcomed him and fully supported his work. I told him you are our guest for the next three-four days. You people must have raided many places but when you go from here you will say it was the most wonderful experience. When the team started leaving after four days of action, I asked him and he agreed that it was the best experience ever. I said that I will miss you guys, so everyone laughed together. Apart from this, he praised my work and said that we know about your work and what you are doing is amazing.
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Sonu wants to open a charitable hospital in Hyderabad. The actor says that ‘in the next 50 years, whether Sonu Sood remains or not, the needy should continue to get free treatment. I have big dreams and I am on my mission. Apart from this, planning is also going on regarding school and orphanage.
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