CHENNAI: The Income Tax Department on Tuesday searched the premises of four companies at 21 places in Chennai and 12 places elsewhere in Tamil Nadu.s
A top Income Tax official said the target companies are the Marg Group, Ganga Foundation, Madurai-based Milan Textiles and Patel Group.
The searches are part of the Operation Clean Money drive launched in Tamil Nadu but have nothing to do with jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala and sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran.
However, initial reports said the raids were connected to Sasikala's kin.
Operation Clean Money has been hunting for shell companies, illegal bank deposits after demonetisation and tax evasion.