CBI arrests woman EPFO Enforcement Officer, two others in bribery case

Chennai, Mar 25 (Agency) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a woman Enforcement Officer of Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu and two others in an alleged bribery case of Rs four lakh. A case was registered against G Loganayaki, Enforcement Officer and two private persons–Suresh of M/s Bhargavi Associates, Chennai and another private person, Ramesh Babu. It was alleged that the Enforcement Officer (Inspector) of EPFO, was demanding undue advantage from a private person of Chennai based private firm and his employee for settling the issues related with violation of EPFO Act by Tiruppur-based private firm.

Searches were also conducted at five places in Tiruppur, Coimbatore and Chennai, which yielded Rs.6.10 lakh cash. Some incriminating documents were also recovered during the searches following which Loganayaki and the two private persons were arrested. All the arrested were produced before the Special Judge for CBI cases, Coimbatore. Apart from this, further searches led to recovery of a sum of Rs three lakh in cash from the chamber of another official and the matter is also being looked into. Further investigation is continuing.