CBI arrests EPFO official for bribery
CBI has arrested an Enforcement Officer with the Employee's Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in Pune for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe for carrying out verification of documents.
Sangeeta Pillay, Enforcement Officer, EPFO, and a consultant, Avinash Baban Koshti, were arrested by sleuths of the investigative agency under graft charges, CBI sources said.
"The complainant requested the accused to reduce the bribe amount, to which she agreed and, therefore, the bribe amount was reduced to Rs 5,000. "The accused told the complainant to hand over the documents and the bribe money to one consultant," a CBI spokesperson said here on Tuesday. She said that CBI laid a trap and the private consultant was caught demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 allegedly on behalf of the public servant.