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Haryana Government recommends CBI inquiry against Ashok Khemka

New Delhi: The Haryana government has recommended CBI probe into the alleged irregularities by Ashok Khemka in a contract deal of Rs 8 crore with a company in Gujarat.The whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka was
India TV News Desk January 18, 2014 20:24 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: The Haryana government has recommended CBI probe into the alleged irregularities by Ashok Khemka in a contract deal of Rs 8 crore with a company in Gujarat.

The whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka was the Managing director of State Warehouse Corporation in 2009 when the contract was awarded by him.

The state government has decided to seek CBI probe into the matter on the request of Ravinder Kumar, a complainant who had alleged that Khemka had reportedly changed the terms and conditions listed in the contract without seeking its consent.

“The state government has decided to handover to CBI for enquiry in the allegations made by (one) Ravinder Kumar in the matter of allotment of work to an Ahmadabad based company for installing galvalume roofing sheets on warehouses Mr. Ashok Khemka during his tenure as Managing Director, Haryana State Warehousing Corporation in 2009,” he said in a statement here.  

The Chief Secretary said that the complaint which was received on August 9, 2013 had been forwarded to the Agriculture Department “which had prima facie found truth in the allegations and recommended independent probe”.  The complainant had also demanded probe by an CBI agency, Chaudhary said adding, “Hence, the state government has decided to handover the probe to CBI.”

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