According to police, the searches were conducted at four locations based on a search warrant issued by a city court.
There has, however, been no official word so far from the I-T Department as to what led to to the raids in Srinagar or whether any incriminating evidence was recovered.
It was a verification exercise and not searches, the EC's Director General (Expenditure), Dilip Sharma, told reporters here.
The West Bengal CM said that the country has never seen such a prime minister who is feared by everyone "instead of being loved and respected".
Rs 1.48 crore cash seized from premises of TTV Dhinakaran's partyman in Theni, shots fired to disperse supporters
During the raids, police had to open fire in the air to disperse supporters of the TTV Dhinakaran-led AMMK who objected to the action.
Based on a tip-off from the District Collector, as many as 10 officials, including four women, reached her Kurinji Nagar house at around 8.30 pm for 'checks' but found nothing objectionable.
Though the alleged “raid” was conducted by two men in Haradanahalli village of Hassan, the men returned empty handed.
They said a total of 18 locations in Chennai, Namakkal and Tirunelveli are being raided since early morning hours.
Bangalore Central Lok Sabha candidate Rizwan Arshad said that the I-T raids at his premises and in those of other Congress leaders are politically motivated.
Sahoo dismissed allegations that the tax department was only targeting DMK and Congress candidates.
Unidentified accused include officials of seven companies, staff of 5 govt. departments, bureaucrats and politicians
Digvijaya Singh says the raids sans info to state authorities was an onslaught on Constitution
BJP spokesperson Go Madhusudan had said the chief minister has committed 'treason' by not disclosing the Pulwama ploy despite having knowledge beforehand.
It said the sleuths recovered Rs 14.6 crore of 'unaccounted' cash and seized diaries and computer files of suspect payments made between Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.
Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has claimed that the Income Tax department is planning to raid his residences also.