New Delhi, Feb 17: The CBI has arrested a multi-tasking staff posted at the Enforcement Directorate’s office in Bengaluru, and one Veeresh of the ED for allegedly impersonating as an enforcement officer and demanding a bribe of Rs two crore to close complaints against a person.
Reportedly, he told the complainant that he would carry out a search operation at his premises as the ED has several complaints against him.
It was also alleged that the accused carried out a search at the complainant’s house and demanded an amount of Rs two crore to close the complaints against him.
The complainant allegedly delivered an amount of Rs six lakh to the private person namely Veeresh, as instructed by the accused official.
The accused called the complainant the next day seeking that the remaining bribe amount be handed over to Veeresh, the agency has alleged.
The complainant met the person and insisted on the presence of the accused official to settle the matter.
Searches were conducted at the premises of the accused and the private person by the CBI & Chennakeshavulu and Veeresh were presented before a special CBI court in Bengaluru, which sent them to the agency’s custody for five days.