Convicted EPFO Officials Given 5 Years’ RI

CBI Court Sentences Two Accused Including Then Regional PF Commissioner-And Enforcement Officer Of EPFO, Nagpur To 05 Years’ Rigorous Imprisonment With Total Fine Of Rs4 Lakh In A Case Of Bribery

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Mumbai, May 13, 2024: The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Nagpur has sentenced Shri Surendra V. Azad, then Regional PF Commissioner-II, EPFO, Nagpur and Shri Ajay Bhalchandra Pahade, then Enforcement Officer/Inspector, O/o Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), Nagpur to 05 years’ Rigorous Imprisonment with total fine of Rs 4 lakh in a case of bribery, as per a press release issued by the CBI.

CBI had registered a case against the accused Shri A.B. Pahade, Enforcement Officer, EPFO, Nagpur on a complaint lodged with CBI on 15.03.2019 against the allegations that accused demanded bribe from complainant to clear pending audits of his father’s firm i.e. M/s M S Industrial Services, Nagpur, without hurdles.   Accused had accepted the bribe.

After completion of investigation, CBI had filed charge sheet on 30.03.2020 against both accused. The Court, after trial found the both accused guilty and sentenced them accordingly. During trial, 15 Witnesses were examined and 60 documents were exhibited by the prosecution during trial which resulted in conviction.


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