Probe deal, not officer: BJP to Congress

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 16:06

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Hitting out at the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that the government should investigate the deal between Robert Vadra`s company and realty giant DLF, not the officer who decided to probe the alleged undervaluation of properties dealt with by the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

A senior Haryana official, who has been transferred, cancelled on his last day the mutation of a prime plot in Manesar area of Gurgaon district that was sold by Vadra`s company to realty giant DLF for Rs 58 crore.

In what could be an embarrassment for the Congress government in Haryana, the mutation was cancelled on Monday evening by Ashok Khemka, who was shunted out by the Haryana government on October 11 as director general of Land Consolidation and Land Records-cum-inspector general of Registration. Monday (October 15) was his last day in office.

Criticising transfer of Khemka, Javadekar asked why the Haryana government was in a haste to transfer the IAS officer.

Demanding a proper probe into the deals, the BJP spokesperson alleged that the government is not probing the DLF-Vadra deal or undue benefits.

"What is needed is an impartial probe. One officer with integrity has decided to take suo motu action... Instead of acting on his direction, the government acted against him and transferred him, that too by sending orders at 10 pm.”

First Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 15:32
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