IT officials conduct search at late CM Jayalalithaa's residence

son of J Ilavarsi and Managing Director of Jaya TV Vivek Jayaraman arrives in Poes Garden Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 18, 2017, 02.28 AM (IST)

Income-Tax officials conducted a search at Veda Nilayam, the residence of late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, at Poes Garden late on Friday. 

A report says electronic gadgets, including a laptop, desktop and other storage devices were seized.

As many as  15 officials led by an Additional Commissioner, swoop down on to Veda Nilayam armed with a search warrant but they were initially prevented from entering the building by police deployed on the road leading to the bungalow.

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However, on information, senior police officials reached the spot and facilitated their entry.

“We searched the rooms that were used by Sasikala and Poongundram. We did not open the rooms that were occupied by the late Chief Minister when she was alive. Some devices have been seized for further investigation. The entire premises are not being searched... we went on a limited mission,” media report said quoting an official.

As the news of raid started to spread,  son of J. Ilavarsi and managing director of Jaya TV Vivek Jayaraman and other AIADMK functionaries arrived at Poes Garden. Some party workers raised slogans condemning the searches. 

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Meanwhile, V P Kalairajan, TTV Dinakaran supporter and former MLA said ''This is just political vendetta and targeting of one family.'' 

Several Sasikala supporters who were protesting against the raids were detained by Police in Poes Garden.