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.