Tennis star Sania Mirza was summoned by the service tax department on Wednesday for allegedly evading tax on Rs 1 crore she received from Telangana government and has been asked to appear it before February 16.

“Whereas an investigation against you about non-payment/evasion of Service Tax/contravention of provisions of Finance Act 1994 and Rules made there under is being inquired. “I have reasons to believe you are in possession of facts or/and documents and things which are relevant to the inquiry,” the notice said.

The summons were issued by the Principal Commissioner of Service Tax at Hyderabad.

Sania had received the money for being the ‘brand ambassador’ of the state.