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Conflict between the DVAC and Enforcement Directorate should be avoided

Conflict between the DVAC and Enforcement Directorate should be avoided

The Enforcement Department looked into a complaint against Dr. Suresh Babu, who works at the Government Hospital in Dindugul, alleging that he has more assets than income. According to reports, the doctor was threatened by Enforcement Officer Ankit Tiwari, who demanded 51 lakhs from him because he wouldn't pay 3 crores to end the case.
In this situation, the state's Department of Vigillance and Anti-Corruption police pursued the enforcement officer and arrested him red-handded while receiving a bribe of Rs. 20 lakhs. Ankit Tiwari, the enforcement officer currently working in Madurai, was produced by the Departmet of Vigillance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) in Dindigul Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court.
In addition, the sub-zonal office of the Madurai Enforcement Directorate was raided by anti-corruption officers. This incident is the first of its kind to occur in India. According to reports, the investigation into the bribery case is probably going to get bigger. According to DVAC officials, there was also involvement from enforcement officials in Madurai and Chennai in this matter.
The Tamil Nadu Anti-Corruption Act gives powers to make arrests of central government officials. An employee of the Central Government cannot be arrested under any special proceedures. Whether an employee of the central government or a state government, the arrest procedure is the same. It suffices to notify the office's superior officer within 24 hours of the arrest. The authority is granted to the state police.
Since that this crime took place in Tamil Nadu, the DVAC police have the same extensive powers as the enforcement department to search and apprehend anyone, anywhere.  The Enforcement official was apprehended red-handed while receiving  currency and concealing it in Dindigul. The currencies that were chemically smeared has also been taken. The victim is a native of Tamil Nadu as well. He is employed as a government physician. So, the state police are in complete control of this situation.
Raids will always be carried out at his connected locations if someone of that kind is taken into custody in a case of bribery. The purpose of the raid is to ascertain whether he has hidden funds or relevant documents elsewhere. They continue to act in the same manner even now, but the events taking place in the enforcement department office are concerning. Raids are being carried out by the Tamil Nadu Vigilance Department to make sure that nothing is wrong. However, the enforcement department office has called in paramilitary forces to obstruct the investigation in retaliation. It's an excruciating one. Do they intend to claim that this is a fake case?
It is anticipated that the enforcement division will co-operate with the Tamil Nadu Anti-Corruption Police in their investigation. People will lose faith in the enforcement department if they gather paramilitary forces to obstruct the investigation.
Crime is a crime. A conflict between two investigative bodies is not a good.