The Income Tax officials raided 187 locations belonging to relatives of jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, her nephew TTV Dinakaran and organisations connected to them. The simultaneous search were conducted cross Tamil Nadu, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi and other places.

The residences of M Natarajan, Sasikala’s husband, in Thanjavur, Kodanad Tea Estate belonging to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, Jazz Cinemas, Midas Distilleries, Sharada Paper and Boards, Senthil Group of Companies, Nilgiri Furniture in Coimbatore, Jaya TV and Namadhu MGR were among the other places raised.

Jaya TV, a satellite channel, and Namadhu MGR, a Tamil daily, which is the mouthpiece of the AIADMK, are now under the management control of the Sasikala faction.