Chennai: CBI has conducted raids at 19 places including residential premises of four officials of the regional office of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation here and at various firms in connection with a cheating case.
Six cases were registered by CBI’s Anti-corruption wing against these officials for misuse of their official position and Managing Directors of private companies, a CBI release said today.
“The allegation is that EPFO Section Supervisor M Thangavel and EPFO Enforcement Officers D Vijay Kumar, R Vimala and Ramanan entered into criminal conspiracy with managing directors of various private firms to cheat EPFO by avoiding payment of contribution to provident fund by receiving illegal gratification,” the release said.
“Searches were conducted at 19 places including the residential premises of the said persons and also at various firms including Efficient Management Consultants, Chennai, Kalanithi Constructions Pvt Ltd, Viswakarma Constructions, Sukra Constructions, Stepstone Promoters, Adyar Ananda Bhavan, Chennai, CP Aqua Culture India Pvt Ltd, MSS Management Consultants and SY Consultants,” the release said.
During the course of searches, 535 documents and three hard disks were seized, it said, adding, further investigation was on.