Income Tax Department on thursday conducted searches at popular food joints in Tamil Nadu and on top Kannada film stars in Karnataka. The raids were conducted at Saravana Bhavan, Hot Bread, Anjappal and Grand Sweets spread in 32 locations in Tamil Nadu on charges of alleged tax evasion, officials said. Over 100 IT sleuths carried out the raids at the residences and offices of the directors of these food joint chains. These hotels serve some of the best south Indian delicacies. The income tax department also carried out raids on two top Kannada film stars and three movie producers. Those raided include Shivarajkumar and Puneet Rajkumar, sons of Kannada thespian late Rajkumar, and leading producer Rockline Venkatesh, the IT officials said.