CBI court convicts former enforcement officer of EPFO in bribery case

The Special Court, CBI Cases, Ernakulam (Kerala)  has sentenced P. Premakumaran, then Enforcement Officer, Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Regional Office, Kozhikode to undergo three years rigorous imprisonment with fine of Rs.50,000 in a bribery case.

The CBI had registered a case against the accused on the allegations that while working as Enforcement Officer in the Regional Office of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), Kozhikode (Kerala)    demanded an illegal gratification of Rs. 50,000 from the Complainant  for showing undue favour  by reducing the  PF contribution  towards  the employees of the Complainant’s firm for the period 2018-2019 from Rs.8 lakh to Rs.4 lakh.

The CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red handed while demanding & accepting bribe from  the Complainant.

After investigation, a chargesheet was filed against the accused. The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.

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