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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: