In an unprecedented action, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) conducted a raid on the Madurai office of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on December 1. This move followed the arrest of Ankit Tiwari, an ED officer in Dindigul, just hours prior. DVAC is also conducting searches at Ankit Tiwari's residence in Dindigul.
Ankit was held Friday accepting Rs 20 lakh bribe
Ankit was reportedly apprehended on Friday while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 20 lakhs in cash from a doctor in Dindigul. DVAC is currently investigating the authenticity of Ankit Tiwari's status as an ED official, and an official statement confirming the accused's credentials is anticipated.
As per the police, Ankit and his alleged accomplices had engaged in intimidation and extortion, demanding bribes from several individuals with the promise of closing cases against them.
Ankit was held on Madurai national highway after tip-off
According to reports, DVAC officials apprehended Ankit on the Dindigul-Madurai National Highway, where his car was intercepted. Tamil news channel Puthiyathalaimurai indicates that DVAC received a confidential tip-off leading to the interception of Ankit and the discovery of the cash. The Superintendent of Police (SP) and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Dindigul are currently conducting further investigations at the Enforcement Directorate's regional office.