New Delhi: Bollywood actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood on Monday categorically said "every rupee" in his foundation was "awaiting its turn to save a precious life and reach the needy".
Breaking his silence over allegation of tax evasion of Rs 20 crore and recent Income Tax raids, the 'Dabangg' star in a social media post wrote, "You don't always have to tell your side of story. Time will".
The actor, who has been providing assistance to the needy since the Covid-19 outbreak through his charitable trust, said that on many occasions he had encouraged brands to donate his "endorsement fees" for humanitarian causes too.
"I have been busy attending to a few guests hence was unable to be at your service for the last four days. I am back again in all humility at your humble service. My journey continues," the 48-year-old actor further said.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has extended his support to the actor and called him a "hero " to millions of Indians.
Endorsing Sood, the CM in a tweet wrote, "More power to you Sonu. You are a hero to millions of Indians."
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had alleged that Sood and his associates evaded tax of Rs 20 crore.
It also accused the actor of violating the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act Regulation Act (FCRA) while raising donations from abroad.
Last week, the IT sleuths had conducted surveys at several premises linked to the 'Simmba' actor. (UNI)