Upright officer Khemka receiving threatens: friend

Upright officer Khemka receiving threatens: friend

Senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who Monday cancelled the mutation of a controversial land deal between Robert Vadra's company and DLF in Gurgaon, is getting death threats from anonymous people, a close friend claimed Tuesday.

"He told me that he has received some phone calls in which people asked him to stop his activities or he would be eliminated," Khemka's friend and senior lawyer Anupam Gupta told IANS here.

"Those threatening him also say that they have given a supari (underworld contract) to eliminate him," Gupta said.

Khemka was transferred out as director general of Land Consolidation and Land Records-cum-inspector general of Registration Oct 11, days after ordering a probe into the land deal.

He cancelled the mutation of the land sale by M/s Sky Light Hospitality, a company owned by Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday (Oct 15), his last day in that office.

Vadra's company, which bought the controversial land on the Manesar-Gurgaon road in February 2008 and got a housing colony licence for it from  the Haryana government just a month later (in March), later entered into a sale deed with realty giant DLF to sell it for an amount of Rs.58 crore.

Vadra's company got the Rs.58 crore from DLF in instalments between June 2008 and July 2012.

Khemka has been transferred nearly 40 times in his 21 year career.