EPFO official arrested in bribery case

Jun 02, 2018, 19:24 IST | PTI

Avinash Patra, an enforcement officer with the EPFO, was arrested at his office in Akurdi area while allegedly accepting the bribe from a contractor, a CBI official said

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The CBI on Saturday arrested an official of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000.

Avinash Patra, an enforcement officer with the EPFO, was arrested at his office in Akurdi area while allegedly accepting the bribe from a contractor, a CBI official said. A case under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was registered against Patra.

The contractor, engaged to maintain the gardens on the premises of EPFO offices, had complained that Patra demanded a bribe from him, threatening to create trouble for him otherwise.

Patra will be produced before a court tomorrow, the CBI official said.

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