Pune: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an Enforcement Officer of Employee’s Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) from Golibar Maidan in Pune (Maharashtra) and a private person in a bribery case.
A case was registered against the Enforcement Officer of EPFO, Golibar Maidan, Pune under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on a complaint alleging demand of Rs. 8000 as bribe for verification of registration documents. The complainant requested the accused to reduce the bribe amount and the officer agreed to reduce it to Rs. 5,000.
The accused told the complainant to handover the documents and the bribe money to a Consultant. CBI laid a trap and the Consultant was caught while demanding and accepting the bribe amount of Rs. 5,000 on behalf of the public servant. During further investigation, the Enforcement Officer was also arrested. Searches were conducted at the premises of the accused and the concerned file and other incriminating documents were recovered.
The arrested accused were produced today before the Court of Special Judge in Pune and remanded to 3 days police custody.