SC orders CBI to take over PF scam probe

In a major judgement for the judiciary on Tuesday, the Supreme Court has ordered the CBI to take over the probe in an illegal Provident Fund withdrawal scam involving 34 judges.

The CBI will take over the case from the UP police after the state government told the court it was ready to hand over the investigations to the central agency.

Media  had exposed the scam involving the siphoning of Rs 7 crore from the Employees Provident Fund by a treasury officer in the Ghaziabad judiciary.

The money was allegedly used for bribing sitting Judges of High Courts and a Supreme Court judge.

The investigating agency now has to file a status report in three months.


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