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EPF fraud: CBI court convicts 3

A special CBI court in Bhopal has convicted three officials of Employees Provident Fund Organisation in a graft and cheating case and sentenced them to five years of rigorous imprisonment for causing a loss of Rs 21.18 lakh to the organisation.

‘The Special Judge for CBI cases, Bhopal, has convicted Pratap Singh, the then section supervisor, Gajendra Singh Chouhan, the then LDC both of EPFO, Bhopal and Rajendra Singh Thakur(a private person) and sentenced them to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine ranging from Rs seven lakh to Rs 8.50 lakh for causing a loss of Rs 21.18 Lakh (approx) to Employees Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO),’ CBI spokesperson said in a statement.

It was alleged that during the year 2001 to 2003, Chouhan had entered into a criminal conspiracy with his brother Thakur and other officials of EPFO, SRO, Bhopal.

‘The accused fraudulently and dishonestly settled the PF claims in the name of persons who were not the members of EPFO. The accused committed offences of forgery, cheating, using forged documents as genuine in respect of final settlement and part payment and withdrawal of PF claims of various PF Accounts and caused a wrongful loss of Rs 21.18 lakh (approx) to EPFO,’ it said.
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