The details of the raids were yet to be revealed by the Income Tax department. Unconfirmed reports say the officials have seized cash and some documents.
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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.
uOn Thursday, a team of around 1,800 IT officials knocked at the doors of 187 premises-residences, offices and farm houses -- to carry out one of their biggest searches on Sasikala's family.
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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.