`Transferred Haryana officer gets death threats`
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 16:29
Chandigarh: Senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who on Monday cancelled the mutation of a controversial land deal between Robert Vadra's company and DLF in Gurgaon, is getting death threats from anonymous people, a close friend claimed on Tuesday.

"He told me that he has received some phone calls in which people asked him to stop his activities or he would be eliminated," Khemka's friend and senior lawyer Anupam Gupta told a news agency here.

"Those threatening him also say that they have given a supari (underworld contract) to eliminate him," Gupta said.

Khemka was transferred out as director general of Land Consolidation and Land Records-cum-inspector general of Registration on October 11, days after ordering a probe into the land deal.

He cancelled the mutation of the land sale by M/s Sky Light Hospitality, a company owned by Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday (October 15), his last day in that office.

Vadra's company, which bought the controversial land on the Manesar-Gurgaon road in February 2008 and got a housing colony licence for it from the Haryana government just a month later (in March), later entered into a sale deed with realty giant DLF to sell it for an amount of Rs 58 crore.

Vadra's company got the Rs 58 crore from DLF in instalments between June 2008 and July 2012.

Khemka has been transferred nearly 40 times in his 21 year career.


First Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 16:29

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