The CBI has arrested EPFO regional commissioner, Chennai region, two enforcement officers and four others in an alleged bribery case of Rs 14.5 lakh.
According to a CBI release, a case was registered against regional commissioner SD Prasad, a Chennai-based group of institutions, two enforcement officers of EPFO and a person who has acted as conduit. It was alleged that the regional commissioner had demanded a sum of Rs 25 lakh from the said group of institutions in Chennai, as illegal gratification, for favouring the said institution in the matter of subterfuge of wages for the purpose of PF deduction / remittance in respect of their employees.
CBI laid a trap and intercepted a vehicle in which the regional commissioner was travelling immediately after collection of alleged bribe of R14.5 lakh from a conduit. It was also revealed that said bribe was allegedly handed over by the estate officer-cum-PRO of said institution to conduit. He was also arrested.