Hyderabad: In a revelation of sorts, the Central Bureau of Investigation has booked an Enforcement Directorate officer for demanding a bribe of Rs 5 lakhs from an accused in the instant loan app case. CBI levelled criminal charges against Enforcement officer Lalith Bazad- serving in ED’s Bengaluru unit.
To begin with, ED took up investigation under money laundering against certain Instant loan app firms based on FIRs registered by Telangana police. The case was entrusted to officer Manoj Mittal –Deputy Director–ED Bengaluru. Meanwhile accused officer Lalith Bazad was assisting Mittal in the said investigation.
The fraud originated, when Lalith issued summons to one Mikhil Innani- Director of Apollo Finvest –Mumbai, with a direction to appear for questioning. However, the said document was signed by Investigating officer Manoj Mittal.
Following the summons, Mikhil along with his wife Deeksha and cousin brother Harish Inanni visited the ED’s…