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CBI books ESIC official on graft charges

Madurai: A senior official of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) office here has been booked for allegedly taking bribe from a representative of a private college for waiving penalty for delayed PF payment.

CBI Director Alok Verma
CBI Director Alok Verma

A case was registered against the official on charges of accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 to waive the penalty of Rs 4 lakh on the provident fund dues of Rs 7 lakhs payable by the college, officials said today.

Acting on a tip-off, the anti-corruption branch of CBI raided the sub-regional office here late last night and seized the cash, officials said.

Further investigation is on.

PTI
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