CBI case against 8 EPFO officials for graft

CBI on Wednesday registered a case against nine senior officials of Employees` Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and others for their alleged involvement in corruption causing a loss of about Rs 170 crore to the exchequer.

New Delhi: CBI on Wednesday registered a case
against nine senior officials of Employees` Provident Fund
Organisation (EPFO) and others for their alleged involvement
in corruption causing a loss of about Rs 170 crore to the
exchequer.

CBI officials said the case was registered against four
employees of Delhi-based firm and searches were being
conducted at 23 locations in and around the national capital.

The case was filed against S K Khanna, the then
Additional Central Provident Fund Commissioner (North Zone),
presently posted in the same capacity in Chandigarh, M S
Kalia, the then Regional Provident Fund Commissioner-1 , Delhi
(South), now posted as RPFC Ludhiana and C S Gogna, the then
Enforcement Officer, EPFO, Delhi (South) currently working at
Jaipur.

Besides five Enforcement officers -- Bikas Roy, Anup
Sharma, Promila Singh, Rajeev Mukherjee, Sudhir Batra and R S
Tawar -- have been also named in the case, they said.

CBI has alleged that the EPFO officials had entered into
a criminal conspiracy with four officials of a Delhi-based
firm, B L Kashyap & Sons Ltd.

"In pursuance to this criminal conspiracy the accused
allegedly created false records in respect of certain
employees engaged, inflated the number of excluded employees,
manipulated the period of engagement of employees and thereby
manipulated the amount of Provident Fund liability which was
due and payable by the said private firm," a CBI spokesman
said in a statement.

PTI

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