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I-T Raid on Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap: Sitharaman Says Why It’s an Issue Now, it Happened in 2013 As Well

Delhi: Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman dismissed the allegations revolving across the IT raid that passed off at Taapsee Pannu and Anurag Kashyap’s premises. The authorities was accused that Taapsee and Anurag have been focused by the Income Tax Department for his or her political opinions that have been important of the Narendra Modi authorities in the Centre. Without taking names, she mentioned that raids have been carried out in 2013 additionally however nobody raised questions again then. Also Read – After Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap Takes Dig At Haters Over I-T Raid, Says ‘We Restart DoBaaaraa’

She mentioned throughout a press convention on Friday, “When raids happen on an individual when the previous government raided them then there was no problem but in this government, it becomes an issue. Please look back, in 2013 too, there were raids on the same person.” Also Read – Kangana Ranaut Takes Dig at Taapsee Pannu’s ‘Not So Sasti’ Tweet Over Tax Invasion Case, Calls Her ‘Rapists Ka Feminist’

Sitharaman was referring to the experiences that Anurag Kashyap was beneath the IT Department lens again in 2013 beneath the Congress-led UPA authorities. The IT company had reportedly accused Kashyap of tax evasion. The searches on the premises of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and his companions who launched the now-shuttered manufacturing home Phantom Films, and Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu by the Income Tax (IT) division have landed them in bother because the tax company has discovered “discrepancy and manipulation of income” working into crores.

The Income Tax division carried out the searches at 28 places in Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Pune on premises linked to Phantom Films, Kashyap, Pannu, Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena, and a few executives of expertise administration firm KWAN and likewise one other expertise administration firm.

In an announcement, the IT division mentioned that it was finishing up search and survey operations which began on March 3 on two main movie manufacturing corporations, a number one actress, and two expertise administration corporations in Mumbai. It mentioned that the searches are being carried out at Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, and Hyderabad. “The group is mainly engaged in the business of production of motion pictures, web series, acting, direction, and talent management of celebrities and other artists. A total of 28 premises are being covered in different locations which include residences and offices,” it mentioned.

The IT division knowledgeable that proof associated to manipulation and under-valuation of share transactions of the manufacturing home amongst the movie administrators and shareholders, having tax implications of about Rs 350 crore has been discovered and is being investigated. Commenting on the searches on the premises of Pannu, the IT division mentioned, “Evidence of cash receipts by the leading actress amounting to Rs 5 crore has been recovered. Further investigation is going on.”

Kashyap, Bahl, and Pannu have been vocal on social media platforms and have additionally raised considerations over the farmers’ protest, which has been going on on the borders of the nationwide capital since November 26 final yr towards the three new farm legal guidelines.

With inputs from IANS! 

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