IAS officer Khemka meets Haryana Chief Secretary, says 'fully satisfied with reply'

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 08:00 hrs

Indian Administrative Service officer Ashok Khemka, who was transferred just days after ordering a probe into Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's land deals with DLF, met Haryana's Chief Secretary P.K. Chaudhary here on Thursday, and said he was fully satisfied with the explanation about his transfer.

"I won't reveal more about it as communication with Chief Secretary is privileged. I am fully satisfied with Chief Secretary's explanation. He told me that the transfer has been made in administrational interest. And, I fully accept what my Chief Secretary has said," Khemka told mediapersons here after the meeting.

Khemka, who was a senior bureaucrat in Haryana's land registration department, had earlier on Tuesday said that he did his job honestly.

"Robert Vadra and DLF are two separate individuals and whether it is DLF or Robert Vadra or a common man, everybody is equal for the government, there is no difference. I do not know the reason of why the government has transferred me but I have made all the efforts to fulfill my responsibilities," said Khemka

"I have suffered 40 transfers in 20 years. I would want to know why I am transferred, so that I can take corrective action and become a better civil servant," he added.

1991-batch IAS officer Khemka, who exposed widespread irregularities in land deals, was transferred out just three days after he ordered a probe into some of Robert Vadra's land deals with real estate giant DLF.

Khemka issued an order on his last day in office on October 15, cancelling the mutation of a 3.531-acre plot of land in Manesar-Shikohpur that Vadra had sold to DLF for Rs. 58 crore. (ANI)

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