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Gujarat: CBI arrests private consultant in bribery case involving EPFO commissioner

CBI laid a trap and caught the consultant red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 2 lakh from the complainant.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Rajkot Published on: May 20, 2023 23:49 IST
A consultant was arrested in the bribery case
Image Source : REPRESENTATIONAL PIC A consultant was arrested in the bribery case

A private consultant was arrested by CBI officials in connection with a case of alleged bribe demand of Rs 20 lakh involving the regional provident fund commissioner in Rajkot in Gujarat.

The accused consultant, Sachin Jashani, was caught red-handed while receiving a part payment of Rs 2 lakh from the complainant businessman, CBI officials said.

The agency has also booked Neeraj Singh, Regional PF Commissioner, Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Rajkot, they said.

The bribe was allegedly being received on Singh's behalf, they said.

What's the allegation?

"A case was registered against a consultant and a regional provident fund commissioner, Rajkot....It was alleged that the consultant had initially demanded bribe of Rs 20 lakh on behalf of the regional PF commissioner...and other unknown public servant(s) for settlement of false EPFO dues levied on complainant firm," the CBI spokesperson said.

During the negotiations, the alleged bribe demand was reduced to Rs 11 lakh. The businessman approached the CBI with a complaint against the officer. After following necessary verification formalities, the CBI laid a trap where the exchange of bribe was to take place. 

"The CBI laid a trap and caught the consultant red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 2 lakh from the complainant. Searches were conducted at the premises of the accused at Rajkot," the spokesperson said. 

(With PTI inputs)

Also read- EPFO data: 13.4 lakh members added to retirement fund body in March, 1.39 crore in 2022-23

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