Raghvendra Singh Tomar, who owns one of the raided companies, is a close relative of an IPS officer presently posted as district police chief in the state.
Some of the properties being raided belong to Raghvendra Singh Tomar who played a key role in the fall of the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in the central Indian state in March 2020.
The searches are being conducted to probe charges of alleged tax evasion by these people who include the family of a senior IAS officer in CM Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress government in Chhattisgarh.
Large amounts of encrypted data was retrieved from a pen drive which was tracked and obtained from the premises of a third party.
Baghel had called the raids, carried out by the Central I-T team, an act of political vendetta.
The inspections continued till evening from the morning and the officials have reportedly seized some documents.
Sources said the raid was carried out after a preliminary inquiry following the revelation of unaccounted money used in the land transaction.
The Income Tax Deparment have begun raids at Sasikala and her relatives' properties in Poes Garden, Chennai.
Jaya TV office was one among the many locations where I-T sleuths had conducted searches since last Thursday, which ended yesterday.
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.