CBI Arrests Regional Provident Fund Commissioner For Demanding Rs 2 Lakh Bribe For Settling PF Matter

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Mubarak Ansari

Pune/Nashik, 28th December 2023: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, Enforcement Officer and a private person in a bribery of Rs two lakh.

Name of the arrested accused :-

I. Ganesh Arote, Regional Provident Fund Commissioner
II. Ajay Ahuja, Enforcement Officer
III. B.S. Mangalkar, EPFO Agent (private person)

The instant case was registered on complaint against an EPFO officer and a private person, both resident of Nashik (Maharashtra). It was alleged that the EPFO Officer hatched conspiracy with a private PF Consultant to demand and accept undue advantage of Rs 2,00,000/- for settling PF matter related to the Complainant’s firm. It was further alleged that the EPFO officer directed the Complainant to hand over the bribe to said private PF Consultant.

CBI laid a trap and caught the private person and two officers of EPFO while accepting bribe of Rs. 2,00,000/-.

Searches were conducted at seven locations at Nashik, which led to recovery of incriminating material including cash, diaries containing details of undue advantage etc.

The arrested accused were produced today before the Competent Court at Nashik and were remanded to Police Custody till 01.01.2024.