A senior officer of the Enforcement Directorate, Ankit Tiwari, has been arrested in Tamil Nadu for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of 20 lakh.
Tiwari was arrested by Madurai branch of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on the Dindigul-Madurai highway on Friday.
According to Indian Express, the individual who reported Tiwari cooperated with DVAC officials to arrange the handover of the bribe. Around 9 am, DVAC sleuths intercepted Tiwari’s vehicle shortly after he allegedly collected the bribe.
The arrest comes at a time when Enforcement Directorate has been actively pursuing cases against Tamil Nadu ministers and state government officials.