Vadra-DLF land deals: Khemka demands probe report copy
Posted on: 03:55 PM IST Jan 14, 2013
Chandigarh: Senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who kicked up a political storm in 2012 when he alleged irregularities in the land dealings of Robert Vadra and DLF in the state, has asked the state government to give him a copy of the inquiry reports conducted by it.
Khemka has also sought a response from the government on whether a cheque issued by Robert Vadra's company was a dummy cheque or not. He said if the report had appeared in newspapers then he should also have access to it.
Khemka was transferred from Director General Consolidation of Land Holdings and Land Records-cum-Inspector General of Registration to his present posting in the State's Seed Development Corporation shortly after he initiated a probe into land dealings between Vadra and realty giant DLF. A probe report submitted by four deputy commissioners in Haryana had given a "clean chit" to Vadra over his land deals.
The Prime Minister's Office in Novermber, 2012 had told Allahabad High Court that charges of irregularities in land deals against Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law were false, vexatious and based on hearsay. "Petition is driven by a desire for publicity and seems to be actuated by political considerations rather than public interest. It was unnecessarily dragged into the case through this petition in Allahabad High Court," the PMO had said in the court.