Started by late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, Jaya tv played a vital role of the AIADMK not only as a news channel but also as an entertainment channel playing movies of the matinee idols MGR and Jayalalithaa. "We have been monitoring the activities of the TV channel as well as its senior officials", a senior I-T official told a leading news channel. I-T officials searched the residence of Sasikala's nephew Vivek Jayaraman, who controls Jaya TV and Jazz Cinemas that are owned by her family members.
Income Tax authorities launched on Thursday across searches at 187 private and business properties of imprisoned AIADMK leader VK Sasikala and her relatives including nephew TTV Dinakaran over presumed tax avoidance and tax evasion, authorities said.
Also, the searches followed allegations covering aspects like shell companies, dubious investments, suspicious fund flow and its transfers and fudging of account. "They can't scare us with raids", he said.
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Income Tax department conducted raids at Jaya TV and Dr Namadhu MGR (Tamil newspaper) premises in Chennai, in a case of alleged tax evasion, ANI reported.
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The I-T officials began the raid around 6 am which is still continuing in more than 180 different locations.
The searched premises include those belonging to Jaya TV (Mavis Satcom Ltd), its associates, Jazz Cinemas, an alcoholic beverages brewery, Midas Distilleries, a jewellery outlet and other firms, the official said. This is a part of our operation called clean money.
The Income Tax department also raided AIADMK Karnataka in-charge, Pugazhendi's house in Bengaluru's Domlur area.
IT sleuths who are conducting raids at various places have reached the T T V Dhinakaran as well. The house of Krishna Priya, the daughter of Illavarasi, where Sasikala stayed during her parole, was also raided by Income Tax department. The OPS-EPS faction opposes the Sasikala-Dinakaran faction.