Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday gave a sharp reaction to foreign badminton coach Mathias Boe’s tweet on the Income Tax raid at properties of his girlfriend Taapsee Pannu. The sports minister rebuked Mathias and told him to stick to his professional duties instead of commenting on matters that are not in his domain of work.
Mathias had tweeted tagging Rijiju on Thursday after the Income Tax department raided properties of Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena and Phantom Films. The former Danish shuttler, who is currently with the Indian badminton players in Switzerland for the Swiss Open expressed his concern for Taapsee and her family.
Finding myself in a bit of turmoil. Representing 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.
— Mathias Boe (@mathiasboe) March 4, 2021
Rijiju responded to him and wrote, “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.”
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. https://t.co/nIIf5C8TXL
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 5, 2021
Last night, Income Tax Department issued a statement stating that it had found discrepancies during its raid on the Bollywood celebs amounting to Rs 300-350 crore.