Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has been allegedly implicated for irregularities in tax by the IT department. The amount said is over Rs 20 Crores.
The raids are being carried out in his properties in Mumbai, Nagpur as well as in Jaipur.
This is not the first time that the IT has paid a visit to Sonu Sood's residence
The CBDT said the quantum of tax evasion detected so far amounts to Rs 700 crore spread over a period of six years.
In a statement, the EGI said that it is concerned that government agencies are being used as a coercive tool to suppress free and independent journalism.
The minister was responding to a question on the opposition Congress' allegation that the raids were intended to throttle the voice of democracy.
The searches are being conducted in Bhopal, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and some other locations in the country.
The FM asked Infosys to address all issues without further loss of time, improve their services, redress grievances on priority as it was impacting taxpayers adversely,
The Centre has made a 'wrong calculation' that raids just ahead of the election would shock Stalin, his family and the party and also weaken poll preparations, Party general secretary, Duraimurugan claimed.
The Bollywood actor referred to the statement made by FM on Friday where the latter had said that the same people were raided in 2013 as well, but "it wasn't an issue" and it was being made now.
Sitharaman said it is in the national interest to know if some evasion is happening while refusing to comment on individual cases.
Danish badminton player Boe had asked the sports minister to intervene after Taapsee Pannu's properties were raided for tax evasion
The statement from the CBDT came as raids on the homes and offices of Taapsee Pannu, director Anurag Kashyap and his partners continued in Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad for the second day.
Putting out three popular Hindi idioms – ‘Ungliyon pe nachana’, ‘Bheegi billi banna’ and ‘Khisiyani billi khamba neeche’ -- Gandhi stated what he believes they mean in the current context.
As the IT department declared raids on the premises of the two Bollywood personalities on Wednesday, many people slammed the central government for going after people who have been critical of its policies.
"The premises of Anurag Kashyap and Pannu have been raided. Both were raising their voices against the Modi government", said Malik.
The I-T searches were conducted in connection with Anurag Kashyap's Phantom Films, which was dissolved in 2018.
The action was carried out on February 26, which found that the transactions to the extent of 50 per cent were out of books
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