3 to 7 years Jail sentence for 5 accused in Provident Fund forgery case
Bhopal : The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Bhopal has convicted 12 accused persons including 5 from Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in a Rs.45 lakh forgery case. Further, a 7 years Rigorous Imprisonment(RI) with a fine of Rs.38 lakhs has been slapped on the then LDC Gajendra Singh Chauhan (EPFO). The then Section Supervisor (EPFO) also gets 5 yrs Jail and has to pay 4 lakhs fine amount. Others sentenced include Ranchander (Retd APFC), R.D.Paranjpaee (then Enforcement Officer, EPFO), Manish Gaur, Balram Chauhan and Rakesh Kaushal.
A complaint was lodged by the CBI (under section 120-B, 419, 201, 420, 467, 471 and 477-A of Indian Penal Code & Section 13(2) and 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988) by the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in 2005 and a case was registered against Gajendra Singh Chauhan and others.
It was alleged that Chauhan, the then Lower Division Clerk (LDC) construed a criminal conspiracy and along with other co-accomplices committed cheating, fraud, forgery and illegal settlement of 11 Provident Fund claims in unregistered names.