Senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka,who is in the news following controversy over land deals involving Robert Vadra,is receiving threat calls from unknown people.
I met him and he told me that he has received some phone calls in which people have threatened him and asked him to stop his activities, Khemka’s friend and noted lawyer,Anupam Gupta said.
The callers asked him to desist or else he would be eliminated. He further told me that those threatening him also talked about having given a ‘supari’ to eliminate him,Gupta said.
He said if the calls persist then Khemka may think of moving the court to seek security.
Earlier today,when asked if he was under any kind of pressure from politicians or senior bureaucrats,Khemka replied,They know what type of person I am and I don’t accept any pressure.
However,in his letter to Chief Secretary P K Chaudhery last week,a day after his transfer on October 11,Khemka wrote,My family feels threatened due to certain vested elements whose interests were adversely affected by the exposure of scams in this department (last posting). I plead for security and fixed tenure in a cadre post befitting my seniority.
Khemka,who was removed as Inspector General of Registration in the wake of his ordering a probe into all the land dealings of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law in four districts of Haryana,has hit back at the government saying it was grossly unfair to punish him for being upright and exposing the scams.