CBI arrests woman EPFO official for accepting bribe

New Delhi: CBI has arrested a woman Enforcement Officer with the Employee’s Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in Pune for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe for carrying out verification of documents.

CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad
CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad

Sangeeta Pillay, Enforcement Officer, EPFO, and a consultant, Avinash Baban Koshti, were arrested by sleuths of the investigative agency under graft charges, CBI sources said.

“The complainant requested the accused to reduce the bribe amount, to which she agreed and, therefore, the bribe amount was reduced to Rs 5,000.

“The accused told the complainant to hand over the documents and the bribe money to one consultant,” a CBI spokesperson said here today.

She said that CBI laid a trap and the private consultant was caught demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 allegedly on behalf of the public servant.

“During further investigation, the Enforcement Officer was also arrested. Searches were conducted at the premises of the accused. The file pertaining to the complainant and other incriminating documents were also recovered,” she added.

Inputs with PTI