An IAS officer of Haryana's Land Registration Department was transferred on Monday hours after exposing irregularities in land deals between Robert Vadra and real estate major DLF in Haryana.
Ashok Khemka, a former Inspector General of Registration, was transferred on the grounds of cancelling the mutation of 3.531 acre of plot of land in Manesh- Shikohpur that Vadra's Sky Light Hospitality Private Limited sold to DLF for ₹58 crore in 2009. Vadra was alleged to have bought some DLF apartments with the money, IBN Live reported.
Khemka reportedly initiated a probe on Oct 8 into the financial irregularities of the land deals across four districts. The documents were alleged to have signatures of unauthorized Haryana officials.
Khemka was transferred to the Haryanan Seed Development Corporation. This is his 43rd time he was transferred in the past 20 years of his career. He alleged that he was transferred as a punishment for exposing such deals and expressed concern for his security.
He was previously moved out from the Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation in July after disclosing wrongdoings in the department.
Politician-turned activist Arvind Kejriwal slammed the state government's order of the transfer.
"Khemka is an honest person. It seems the whole transaction was done to get the licence. We want to know from the Haryana CM that is there is any IAS transfer policy in the state? Does that policy allow transfer of IAS officer who is investigating Vadra? The Haryana government is favouring Vadra's family," Kejriwal said according to the news channel.