Jaya TV is a privately-owned company by Mavis Satcom Limited, which is reportedly promoted by family of Sasikala, close aide of former Tamil Nadu CM J.Jayalalithaa, who passed away last December.
The channel for decades has been headed by Sasikala's nephew Vivek Jayaraman, who has been the mouthpiece of the AIADMK.
Residence of AIADMK Karnataka in-charge, Pugazhendi is also being raided by Income Tax department in Bengaluru's Domlur.
The IT department is also conducting raids at Sasikala's nephew, TTV Dinakaran's Adyar residence and her husband Natarajan's home in Thanjavur.
#JayaTV, even though under #Sasikala family control now, is seen as part of #Jayalalithaa legacy. #TTVDhinakaran camp will project the IT raid as attack on Amma's memory. Expect war of ugly words to begin between both camps. The question is what is the game the BJP is playing— T S Sudhir (@Iamtssudhir) November 9, 2017
According to sources, over 80 places of Sasikala's relatives, family, friends, associates have come under the scanner.
Raids at 80 places raided by IT including #JayaTV - Operation clean money or operation Sasikala clan?— Shabbir Ahmed (@Ahmedshabbir20) 9 November 2017
A total of 12 places, except TTV house, but all others including JayaTV, house&office of Vivek (Ilavarasi son), Res of his sister in TNagar& Pugazhenthi in Bangalore are all being raided by I-T for alleged money laundering via newly floated shell companies @IndianExpress— Arun Janardhanan (@arunjei) 9 November 2017
TTV reacts: AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran said the Centre is day dreaming if it believes that it can cause his faction any harm by conducting raids, reports ANI.
Dubbing the raids as a political vendetta, Dhinakaran said, "People are watching everything. They understand what is going on. If the Centre thinks they can destroy us by conducting such raids, they are day-dreaming. It is a political vendetta. People who have looted the state are sitting in power."
Meanwhile, Subramanian Swamy questions why IT raids are not being conducted on DMK chief Karunanidhi and his daughter.
Teams of IT officials also raided the Kodanand Estate and a furniture shopowner, who allegedly supplied to ex-CM Jayalithaa's bunglow.
In addition to data on Sasikala in the courts I had given a 30 page Note to Authorities on MK’s and daughter’s frauds. Why no raids yet ?— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) 9 November 2017