Punjab

IAS officer T.K.Goyal sentenced for three years in graft case

September 08, 2017 10:52 PM

CHANDIGARH:  Punjab IAS officer T.K. Goyal has been sentenced for 3 years rigorous imprisonment in a bribery case by the Mohali court.

Disclosing this here today a spokesman of the Vigilance Bureau said that Tej Kumar Goyal was arrested in September 8, 2010 when he was serving as joint secretary in the Scheduled Castes/Backward Classes (SC/BC) welfare department, under sections 7 and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA). He was caught red-handed by the Vigilance team in his office at the civil secretariat while accepting Rs 50,000 as bribe from a complainant Geroge Shambu of village Begowal, Kapurthala district. The complainant has informed the bureau that Mr. Goyal was demanding Rs 1 lakh for issuing him a SC certificate.

He said that Vigilance has successfully contested this case and the court found TK Goyal guilty of accepting bribe and awarded him jail for 3 years with fine of Rs. 7000 u/s 7 of PCA and 3 years jail with fine of Rs. 5000 u/s 13(2) of the PCA.

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