FOUR YEARS IMPRISONMENT TO THEN OFFICIAL OF EMPLOYEE'S PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION (EPFO) IN A BRIBERY CASE

Press Release
New Delhi , 31.01.2013

            The Special Judge for CBI cases, Visakhaptnam has convicted Sri Budarayavalasa Chakradhar Patro, then Social Security Assistant, Pension Disbursement Section working in the Office of Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, NAD Kotha Road, Visakhapatnam, for demanding & accepting bribe of Rs.2,000/- from the complainant and sentenced him to undergo four years Simple Imprisonment with fine of Rs.20,000/-:

 

            A case was registered on 24-05-2007 U/s 7 of PC Act, 1988 against Sri B. Chakradhar Patro, Social Security Assistant working in the Office of Regional P.F. Commissioner, NAD Kotha Road, Visakhapatnam. It was alleged in the complaint that the father of the complainant was contributing regularly to Provident Fund managed by Employee's Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), a Govt. of India Department. After retirement, father of the complainant started receiving pension. Later, father of the complainant passed away. Sri B. Chakradhar Patro demanded Rs.2,000/- as bribe for processing the file and getting ROC(Return of Capital) amount sanctioned. The complainant lodged a complaint with CBI, Visakhapatnam. CBI laid a trap and Sri Chakradhar Patro was caught red handed while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs.2000/- from the complainant.

 

            A chargesheet was filed against the accused in the Court of Special Judge for CBI Cases, Visakhapatnam U/s 7 & 13(2) r/w. 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988.

 

            After conducting regular trial, the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Visakhapatnam found Sri B. Chakradhar Patro guilty of committing the offences punishable U/s.7 & 13(2) r/w. 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 and convicted him.

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