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‘No action still on Robert Vadra’s scam’: IAS officer Ashok Khemka

Chandigarh: IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who shot to limelight in 2012 when he had cancelled the mutation of a land deal between Robert Vadra’s company and realty major DLF, today said no action has been taken on any scam so far.

Whistleblower IAS officer Khemka was Thursday promoted to Principal Secretary.
“No action still on any scam,” whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka tweeted today.

“No action still on any scam, whether land, license or seeds. New Gwal Pahari (MC Gurgaon) land scam. Effective action missing. Only eyewash,” Khemka, Principal Secretary to Government of Haryana, Science and Technology Department, tweeted today.

He, however, did not elaborate and was not reachable despite repeated attempts.

In another tweet on February 14, Khemka wrote, “A desire to build a successful career leads to weakened action. You either fight or join the gang. What use is being a passive witness.”

Recently, the Municipal Corporation Gurugram had sent notices to individuals to vacate its over 450 acres of land in Gwal Pahari.

The land is currently in the hands of various individuals, private developers and farmhouse owners. The entitlement of the land in question and the mutation has been in dispute for over three decades.

Gwal Pahari is part of the Aravali range with Gurugram-Faridabad road passing through it. Due to its prime location and scope for development, it is much sought-after by developers and realtors.

Last year, Haryana government had given a clean chit to Khemka in an alleged case of green gram purchase scam, in which he was accused of bypassing the laws in the Rs 8 crore seed purchase case.

The 1991 batch IAS officer had shot into limelight in 2012 when he had cancelled the mutation of a land deal between Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra’s M/s Skylight Hospitality and realty major DLF.

The IAS officer has faced over 40 transfers during his career so far.

In May 2015, the ruling BJP, which had made various land deals under the previous Congress regime a major poll issue in 2014 Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections, had set up a commission to probe grant of licence in four villages of Gurugram–Shikhopur, Sihi, Khekri Daula and Sikanderpur Badha to various real estate companies.

Notably, former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who has charged the Khattar government of indulging in political witch hunt against its opponents, had last year challenged the constitution and outcome of the Justice S N Dhingra Commission .

The Commission had pointed out irregularities in issuing licences to various real estate companies in Gurugram during the previous Congress regime.


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