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The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Accounts Officer and an Enforcement officer, both working in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Noida(Uttar Pradesh) for demanding & accepting bribe of Rs.Eight Lakh from the complainant.

A case was registered against an Accounts Officer, EPFO, Noida and an Assistant Commissioner, EPFO, Noida, on a complaint alleging therein that the accused demanded a bribe of Rs.Nine Lakh from the complainant in lieu of settling the purported amount of Rs.74 lakh (approx) payable towards EPF contribution along with penalties & interest(which would be amounting to around Rs.2 crore as claimed by these officials). Later, the bribe amount was reduced to Rs.Eight Lakh by the accused. CBI laid a trap and caught the Accounts Officer of EPFO while accepting a bribe of Rs. 8,00,000/- from the complainant. The Enforcement officer of EPFO, who assisted the said Account Officer was also arrested. Searches were conducted at the office and residential premises of accused at Noida.

Both the arrested accused will be produced today before the Designated Court.

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