Threat call to Khemka: One arrested

Last Updated: Sat, Nov 03, 2012 16:21 hrs

The Haryana Police on Saturday said they have arrested a person for making a threat call to senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka.

The man, who was identified as Umed Singh, was arrested by the police from Gurgaon on Friday.

According to reports, Khemka had dismissed Singh on disciplinary grounds in 2006 when he was an employee of the Haryana Housing Board.

The police said Singh, who is a resident of Gurgaon, was arrested after verifying the call details.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday said the IAS officer would get security cover.

Pertinently, Khemka has received two threat calls within a fortnight.

Khemka recently received a threat call Haryana Seeds Development Corporation office number and a female employee received it.

The employee who took the call informed her seniors that the caller issued a threat and used abusive language.

"It was extremely obscene and vulgar and intimidating for the office staff," Khemka told NDTV, adding that the telephone attendant almost collapsed and the the caller also were threatening his family.

He said he forwarded the call details to police for necessary action.

Asked if the call could be related to Congress president Sonia Gandhi´s son-in-law Robert Vadra, Khemka said it was hypothetical and he would not hazard a guess.

Khemka is in the midst of a controversy after alleging irregularities in land dealings involving Vadra.

The 1991-batch IAS officer was transferred last month from the consolidation of land holdings and land records-cum-inspector general of registration department to his current posting after he ordered an investigation into land deals between Vadra and realty firm DLF.

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