The Income - Tax department raided 28 business establishments in the state capital and Kanpur on Thursday, officials said.
The IT sleuths raided the shops of a famous sweet chain in the state capital.
Heavy police deployment was seen during the raids, while IT officials remained tight - lipped about the seizures made.
According to sources, the raids were conducted after the department received information about tax evasion by the establishment.
A team of 31 officials were engaged in the raids.
Similarly, the IT department raided the establishment of franchise owners of a popular paan masala brand and its stockists.
More details are awaited.