Not So Sasti Anymore: Taapsee Pannu on Income Tax Raids
The Income Tax had conducted raids on Taapsee, Anurag Kashyap, others in an alleged tax evasion case.
Actor Taapsee Pannu has reacted to the Income Tax raids that took place at her property a few days back. Pannu took to Twitter to write, "3 days of intense search of 3 things primarily 1. The keys of the “alleged” bungalow that I apparently own in Paris. Because summer holidays are around the corner".
She added, "2. The “alleged” receipt worth 5 crores to frame n keep for future pitching coz I’ve been refused that money before. 3. My memory of 2013 raid that happened with me according to our honourable finance minister".
In her remarks, Taapsee touched upon finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman's comment. 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 said on Thursday, 4 March, that it found a discrepancy and manipulation of income worth over Rs 650 crores while conducting searches at various places linked to actor Tapsee Pannu, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, the production house Phantom Films and two talent management companies, as per a report by ANI.
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