The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Enforcement Inspector, EPFO, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) for demanding & accepting bribe of Rs. Three Lakh from the Complainant.
A case was registered on complaint against the accused on the allegations of demanding undue advantage of Rs.Four Lakh for settling the pending PF dues of the employees of Complainant’s school. It was alleged that the Complainant had received a notice from EPFO, Kanpur in which he was directed to submit documents in respect of pending PF dues of his employees.
It was further alleged that the PF of five non-teaching staff had not been submitted for last 03 years and the Complainant was willing to deposit the pending dues. It was also alleged that the accused demanded an undue advantage of Rs. Four Lakh for settling the PF matter of employees of his school and threatened the Complainant that he would impose heavy fine/penalty on him if bribe is not paid.
CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught while demanding & accepting Rs.Three Lakh as first instalment of the bribe from the Complainant. Searches were conducted at the office & residential premises of the accused which led to recovery incriminating documents.
The arrested accused was produced today before the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Lucknow and was remanded to Judicial Custody.