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Oct 13, 2012 at 02:20pm IST

Haryana IAS officer blows lid off land scams in tell-all letter to Chief Secretary

New Delhi: Amidst a furore over irregularities in land deals in Haryana, a senior IAS officer, Ashok Khemka, has written a tell-all letter to the state Chief Secretary detailing land scams in the state. The letter, accessed by CNN-IBN, demands that security be provided to the officer and his family to protect them from the people hit by the expose.

In the letter, Khemka says that several hundred crores worth of plots of Panchayat land were transferred to real estate firms. The letter explains how prime plots near highways were sold off under the garb of consolidation. The panchayat lands were deliberately under-valued, the letter adds.

The revelations by Khemka come amidst continuing furore over a land deal between realty giant DLF and Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, exposed by activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal.

Asking the Chief Secretary to look into land deals in specific areas across Haryana, Khemka urges him to put an end to frequent transfers of honest officers. Khemka mentions that he was transferred after he exposed several land scams. He asks the state government not to humiliate a sincere officer.

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