CBI arrested EPFO Enforcement Officer & a Private Consultant for demanding bribe

CBI arrested an Enforcement Officer of EPFO and a Private Consultant in a bribery case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Enforcement Officer, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) and a Consultant (Private person) in a bribery case.

The complainant was a contractor engaged in various works like housekeeping, electric work, maintenance etc. He was served a notice u/s 7A for default in payment of EPF contribution.

The contractor alleged that the Enforcement Officer, Sub Regional Office, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, Ujjain has demanded a bribe of Rs.5,00,000/- from the complainant through a Consultant (private person) to get the ongoing enquiry against him disposed off favourably.

A case was registered U/s 120-B IPC and Section 7 of PC Act, 1988 on the complaint. 

CBI laid a trap and caught the Consultant for accepting a bribe of Rs.2,00,000/- During investigation, the Enforcement Officer was also arrested. Searches were conducted at the premises of accused.

Both the arrested accused were produced before the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Indore and remanded to police custody till 06.06.2019

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