The Haryana cadre IAS officer Subhash Chandra Goyal got relief from the Punjab and Haryana high court when it allowed his anticipatory bail plea, on Monday, in an FIR registered against him at police station Thanesar city in Kurukshetra in a fraud case of 2005.
The FIR was allegedly registered by Goyal's own son-in-law and IRS officer Dheeraj Garg's driver, Ram Chand, in January last year. As per the FIR, Goyal, a 1995 batch IAS officer, had allegedly committed fraud during his tenure as Kurukshetra deputy commissioner, by allotting construction work of municipal committee shopping complex to Sarottam Construction Company, in 2005. Presently, Goyal is posted as secretary of Human Rights Commission of Haryana and Garg as deputy commissioner of income tax at New Delhi.
Goyal also alleged that the present FIR was a proxy FIR by Garg with the help of Congress cabinet minister Randeep Singh Surjewala in order to harass him. He had alleged that not only this, but Garg had got lodged a number of cases against him and his family just to settle scores and to pressurise the petitioner to accede to his illegal demands of divorce with petitioner's daughter.
Whereas in the enquiry held by the additional deputy commissioner, the officer had found no illegality in the contract awarded to Sarottam Construction Ccompany, the court was informed, adding that the case was being heard as of now in Kurukshetra district court. There was no complaint regarding sub-standard construction, he added.