Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar, who was stopped 500 metres away from the residence, claimed that the illegal search operation was a part of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary VK Sasikala and her family's 'conspiracy'. "The IT did not inform us about the raids. They broke into our property. It's illegal. I am going to take legal action against them. I am the rightful heir of Jayalalithaa. It's conspiracy by Sasikala and family," Jayakumar said. Jayakumar added that she will approach the court in connection to the incident.