Khemka in trouble over Rs 8 crore deal, Haryana to recommend CBI probe

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has approved a recommendation for CBI probe against Ashok Khemka.

Chandigarh | Published:January 18, 2014 4:00 pm
The proposal for a CBI probe against Khemka, which was submitted by the state Home department, has been approved by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. The proposal for a CBI probe against Khemka, which was submitted by the state Home department, has been approved by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

In fresh trouble for Ashok Khemka, Haryana government has decided to recommend a CBI probe against the whistleblower IAS officer for alleged irregularities in awarding a Rs eight crore deal to a Gujarat-based firm when he was Managing Director of State Warehousing Corporation in 2009.

Official sources said on Saturday that the proposal for a CBI probe, which was submitted by the state Home department, has been approved by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

According to sources, the state home department will now approach the Union Home Ministry for a CBI probe against the IAS officer.

The probe is being ordered following a complaint by an RTI activist, who alleged corruption in the Rs eight crore deal for purchase of galvalume sheets for warehouses, said the sources.

The complainant had alleged that Khemka as Managing Director had awarded the deal to a Gujarat- based firm without following proper procedure.

Khemka, an IAS officer of 1991 batch, hit the headlines after he cancelled mutation of land deal between UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and realty giant DLF in 2012.

Earlier the government had issued a chargesheet against Khemka for “wrongly” cancelling the mutation.

Though Khemka was not available for comment on Saturday, he had sometime back sent a detailed letter to the Haryana Chief Secretary dismissing the charges against him.

The Haryana government had initiated a probe in 2013 after it received a complaint that Khemka had allegedly changed the terms and conditions of the contract without approval of competent authorities.

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  1. I
    Jan 20, 2014 at 2:34 am
    Citizens! beware of congress! They are bend upon punishing honest officers . Why not kejriwal ask for his services
    1. A
      Jan 18, 2014 at 3:25 pm
      If you do not play by the state (read cancellation of Vadra's land deal mutation) the state will get you. Stay strong Ashok Khemka!
      1. M
        M S
        Jan 18, 2014 at 11:30 am
        Ashok Khemka is an honest officer and just because he brought to light scandals of one of the first family member's son in law, he is put to questionable interrogations. However, the public knows that he will come out unscathed.
        1. M
          Jan 18, 2014 at 11:35 am
          The Haryana Government would not know the difference between a horse and a donkey. Unko toe ghoda aur gaddha ek dikta hai ! Hence they need istance of CBI
          1. S
            Jan 18, 2014 at 10:44 pm
            The same old trick. If you can't fight the charges against you -- or yours -- on law, or evidence, attack the accuser personally. This attack is on Mr Khemka to discredit him personally. To show that your accuser does not have clean hands. Sorry, Khemka Saheb, but this is going to be your 'Ishrat Jahan' or 'Snoopgate' until at least the duration of the election. After that a new dawn would come with a bright new sun to remove the darkness enveloping us all now.Arun K. Chhabra, Attorney-at-law, Washington, DC, USA
            1. R
              Jan 18, 2014 at 11:49 am
              1. R
                Jan 18, 2014 at 4:13 pm
                So it has some to this level. Indian public is mute spectator. Any other civilized country in the world, there would have been outrage. They transfer him 45 times in 23 years and then they open a CBI enquiry, all because this guy could not be dishonest. I guess there are no limits to evil.
                1. s
                  Jan 18, 2014 at 1:44 pm
                  Ashok Khemka,Please join Aam Aadmi Party and show Hooda the doors.
                  1. S
                    Jan 18, 2014 at 3:35 pm
                    what a cheap act as usual by Congi people, instead of agreeing their fualt they r finding other's , great work by congi, shame on democracy, i feel we must need a change in this bloody democracy
                    1. V
                      Jan 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm
                      looks like they are going after the poor guy big time :). Maybe they will add ual harrasment charges on him too if this thing does not stick.
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