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CBI arrests EPFO official in bribery case

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SummaryEPFO has been arrested by the CBI for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 from a complainant.

An officer of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has been arrested by the CBI for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 from a complainant.

A case under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against G K Gopi, EPFO Enforcement Officer at Sub Regional Office here on a complaint of a restaurant owner, a CBI spokesperson said here today.

"The complainant has alleged that he was running a hotel business at Taliparamba, Kannur and he used to maintain his books of accounts as per procedure. The accused visited the complainant's firm during August, 2011 and the complainant produced all the documents as demanded by the accused.

"On a subsequent date, the accused informed the complainant that PF dues for his firm would work out to Rs 3 lakh and assured that if an amount of Rs 30,000 is paid to him, he will wave off the entire default amount of Rs 3 lakh," the spokesperson said in a statement.

The CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 from the complainant, it said.

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