Gone are the days when party-run TV channels and mouth-pieces were the only mediums of digital electoral campaigning.
Jaya TV office was one among the many locations where I-T sleuths had conducted searches since last Thursday, which ended yesterday.
187 premises of Sasikala clan raided but only 650-650 presonnel involved, not 1,800 reported by a section of media
The official said that tax demand would be raised after analysing the documents and obtaining clarifications.
The office of Tamil channel "Jaya TV" here, TTV Dhinakaran's farm house off Auroville near Puducherry and premises of several other relatives of Sasikala at various other places were searched.
The places raided included the residence of M. Natarajan, Sasikala's husband, in Thanjavur; Kodanad Tea Estate belonging to Jayalalithaa; Jazz Cinemas, Midas Distilleries, Jaya TV and Dr Namadhu MGR.
The searches were conducted in connection with unexplained routing of cash post-demonetisation through shell companies allegedly connected to Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dhinakaran.
Operation Clean Money Drive: I-T department raids in Tamil Nadu target aides of Dhinakaran, Sasikala
Income Tax officials raided 187 places belonging to the close aides and relatives of AIADMK rebel faction's TTV Dhinakaran and Sasikala, including the office of Tamil channel Jaya TV in Chennai.
I-T raids on Jaya TV | It's a plot to bar Sasikala from politics, claims TTV Dhinakaran; documents seized from old channel office
IT sources said the raids are being conducted in almost 200 places connected to jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala and her extended family spread across various cities and states.