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Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Central Probe Agency Accuses Tamil Nadu Vigilance Officers of Trespassing and Theft

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has lodged a complaint against Tamil Nadu vigilance officers, alleging that they trespassed on its zonal office in Madurai and stole case records. This comes after the police arrested an official on Friday for allegedly extorting Rs 20 lakh in cash from a state government official. As part of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption’s (DVAC) investigation, the accused’s office in the ED’s Madurai bureau was searched. The DVAC, which is Tamil Nadu Police’s anti-corruption wing, reported that “incriminating documents” were seized during the searches. The ongoing inquiry will also examine if the accused had engaged in similar scams in the past.

The arrest of Enforcement Officer Ankit Tiwari has sparked a political controversy between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). The DMK and other opposition parties have long accused the BJP of using central investigative agencies, such as the Enforcement Directorate, to target political rivals, especially before elections. In response to these allegations, DMK MP Kanimozhi stated that their actions were not vindictive and that strict action would be taken against wrongdoers.

However, the BJP argued that it is unfair to blame the agency for the actions of an individual. The party’s state leader, K Annamalai, cited similar incidents in other states where individuals from central agencies were caught and arrested. The DMK’s mouthpiece, Murasoli, accused the BJP of using the Enforcement Directorate to tarnish its image. The Tamil Nadu party is currently facing ED summons for five state officials in connection with a Rs 4,500 crore money laundering investigation related to illegal sand mining. The newspaper questioned the corruption allegations and challenged the basis of the “arbitrary” figure.

Despite the Madras High Court granting a three-week stay on the summons for the state officials, the probe is still ongoing. This decision brings some relief to Chief Minister MK Stalin’s administration. In the midst of this controversy, the ED’s complaint against the Tamil Nadu vigilance officers adds another layer of complexity to the already contentious situation. The investigation will likely shed more light on the alleged corruption and misuse of power within the state’s bureaucracy.

As the political battle intensifies between the BJP and the DMK, it remains to be seen how this probe will unfold and whether it will impact the forthcoming elections in Tamil Nadu. The ED’s complaint against the vigilance officers raises questions about the integrity of the state’s law enforcement agencies and the need for unbiased investigations into corruption allegations.

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