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EPFO officer caught seeking Rs 1 lakh bribe to settle dispute

EPFO officer caught in search of Rs 1 lakh bribe to settle dispute | Information

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday (November 23) arrested an Enforcement Officer of Haryana’s Jagadhari-based Workers’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) department for allegedly in search of a bribe of Rs 1 lakh in alternate for settling a dispute.
Aside from the EPFO official recognized as Anil Kumar, one other particular person working in cahoots with him was arrested as nicely.
The CBI acted on the premise of a criticism by an individual who alleged that the EPFO workplace opened an enquiry beneath Civil Process Code in opposition to his agency regardless of having cleared the dues.
So as to get clearance within the enquiry, the complainant claimed he was requested to provide Rs 1 lakh to a personal particular person linked with the EPFO officer.
“A case was registered on a criticism in opposition to the accused. It was alleged that regardless that complainant had deposited all dues for the interval November, 2018 to July, 2019 referring to provident fund in respect of the workers of his agency. It was additional alleged that the EPFO, Jagadhari opened an enquiry beneath Civil Process Code, 1908 in opposition to the complainant’s agency,” stated the CBI in a press release.
“It was additionally alleged that through the stated enquiry, the Enforcement Workplace, EPFO knowledgeable the complainant to contact a personal particular person for getting clearance within the stated enquiry. Accordingly, the complainant met the stated personal one that allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 1 lakh on behalf of Enforcement Officer in lieu of settling the enquiry,” added the company.
“The CBI laid a entice and caught the personal particular person whereas demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from complainant on the behest of Enforcement Officer, EPFO. The Enforcement Officer was additionally caught,” it stated.
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