"It pains us that there has been a raid at Jayalalithaa's house which we consider as a temple and the state government was in the process of converting it into a memorial", he said. "Friday's search is the result of the raids conducted in their houses".
Dinakaran, the nephew of jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, also blamed chief minister E Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam of instigating the Central government to target family members and friends of Sasikala.
Terming the raids "painful", he said Dinakaran's attack on Palaniswami and Panneerselvam was for political gains.
During the last week, the IT department conducted massive raids across the state.
Meanwhile, talking to reporters here on Saturday, Samathuva Makkal Katchi President Sarathkumar said the raids have hurt the feelings of AIADMK workers.
Mr. Dhivakaran had contended that Jayalalithaa made full use of Sasikala during her lifetime but left her with no safeguards when she departed.
Sasikala and her family and business associates are under scanner for suspect tax evasion and money laundering.
Dinakaran, who heads a faction of the AIADMK, called the raid a conspiracy to drive him and Sasikala out of politics.
Since 1996, Sasikala has always been under a cloud of "inquiry", Divakaran said in an apparent reference to a spate of corruption cases filed against Jayalalithaa and his sister, who was a close aide of the late leader, after the AIADMK lost the assembly elections that year.
According to reports officials reached the residence at around 10 PM and began searches in front of Vivek, the CEO of Jaya TV and the son of Ilavarasi, relative of Sasikala. "We did not allow I-T officials to search Amma's room", said Vivek Jayaraman.
IT officials searched Veda Nilayam, the residence of late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, at Poes Garden in Chennai late on Friday and seized Electronic gadgets, including a laptop, desktop and other storage devices from two rooms used by Sasikala.
"It was a limited exercise", local TV news channel quoted a senior tax official as having said.