Nirmala Sitharaman, Taapsee’s Boyfriend React to IT Raids

After Boe tweeted at Kiren Rijju, he replied saying they should focus on their ‘professional duties’

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 <p>Taapsee's boyfriend Mathias Boe and finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman have reacted to the IT raids.</p>

After the Income Tex department raided Anurag Kashyap and Taapsee Pannu's properties, Taapsee's boyfriend Mathias Boe tweeted to Sports Minister Kiren Rijju about the 'unnecessary stress on her family' because of the raid. Boe, who coaches many Indian athletes, tweeted, "Finding myself in a bit of turmoil. Representing India for the first time as a coach for some great athletes, meanwhile I-T department is raiding Taapsee's houses back home, putting unnecessary stress on her family, especially her parents. @KirenRijiju please do something."

To which Kiren Rijju replied, "Law of the land is supreme and we must abide by that. The subject matter is beyond yours and my domain. We must stick to our professional duties in the best interest of Indian Sports."

Nirmala Sitharaman, Taapsee’s Boyfriend React to IT Raids
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Nirmala Sitharaman, Taapsee’s Boyfriend React to IT Raids
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter) 
The press release by the Income Tax Department&nbsp;
The press release by the Income Tax Department 
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also commented on the issue, albeit without mentioning any names. Refusing to comment on individual cases, Sitharaman said during a press conference that the same people were raided in 2013 as well but no issue was made out of it.

"First of all, I am not commenting on any A or B individual. (But) since the names were taken, (I want to say) the very same names were raided in 2013," she said in an interaction with journalists at IWPC (Indian Women's Press Corps). "It wasn't an issue (in 2013). It's an issue now," she added.

Sitharaman, however, did not talk about the outcome of the 2013 raids.

The Income Tax department had earlier told ANI that they've found 'discrepancy of around 300 crores' while investigating a 'leading production house' and 'cash receipts by the leading actress amounting to 5 cr have been recovered'.

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