I-T raids on Jaya TV, Sasi kin residences

Chennai, DHNS: Income Tax (I-T) sleuths raided AIADMK leader V K Sasikala's relatives residences, including her nephew T T V Dhinakaran, and the premises of Jaya TV on Thursday.

A source in the I-T investigation wing said authorities began their search in about 90 locations belonging to relatives of Sasikala and companies connected to them in several district headquarters.

"We are conducting searches in about 90 places, including Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Hyderabad and Delhi," a senior I-T official said.

Raids were also conducted at the Thanjavur residence of M Natarajan, Sasikala's husband.

The source said that raids were conducted with regard to hawala transactions that were routed to several firms after demonetisation.

The I-T officials are also planning to conduct searches at late chief minister Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence in Chennai.

Raids were also conducted at premises of AIADMK's Tamil Daily, Namadhu MGR.

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