Haryana govt orders CBI probe against Ashok Khemka: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 12:02

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has reportedly ordered an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against suspended IAS officer Ashok Khemka for awarding a contract to a company in Gujarat worth Rs 8 crores.

The allegations against Khemka pertain to 2009 when he was the managing director of the State Warehouse Corporation.

According to media reports, the Haryana Government has alleged that Khemka had reportedly changed the terms and conditions listed in the contract without seeking its consent.
Khemka has been an Indian Administrative Service officer for 23 years, and has alleged that he is being persecuted for challenging land deals involving Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Khemka, an IAS officer of the 1991 batch has been transferred over 45 times in his career so far. He was in news in October 2012 for cancelling the mutation of Vadra`s DLF land deal. He is also known to have pointed out other government wrong doings in various land deals in Haryana.
In October 2013, the Supreme Court had asked the central and state governments to set a fixed tenure for bureaucrats who were often prone to frequent transfers, insulating them from political interference.


First Published: Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 12:02

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