CBI arrests EPFO officer, two others in an alleged bribery case
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Enforcement Officer of Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Tiruppur (Tamil Nadu) and two private persons in an alleged bribery case of Rs.4 lakh.
A case was registered against an Enforcement Officer, EPFO, and two private persons of a Chennai-based private firm. It was alleged that the said Enforcement Officer(Inspector) of EPFO, Tiruppur was demanding undue advantage from a private person of Chennai-based private firm and his employee for settling the issues related with violation of EPFO Act by Tiruppur based private firm.
CBI intercepted both private persons when they were coming out of the office chamber of the said Enforcement Officer after paying the alleged bribe money to her. During the search, unaccounted cash of Rs.4,00,000/-(approx) was recovered from the office chamber of said Enforcement Officer(Inspector) of EPFO, Tirupppur.
Searches were also conducted at five places in Tiruppur, Coimbatore & Chennai. A sum of Rs.6.10 lakh in cash was also recovered from the premises of said Enforcement Officer. Certain other incriminating documents were also recovered. The said EPFO officer and the two private persons were arrested.
All the arrested accused will be produced today before the Special Judge for CBI cases, Coimbatore.
Apart from this, further searches led to recovery of a sum of Rs.3 Lakh(approx) in cash from the chamber of another official and the matter is also being looked into.
Further investigation is continuing.