Chandigarh: Transferred Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who cancelled the mutation of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's Manesar land, has taken on the Haryana government. Khemka told CNN-IBN that the Haryana government is encroaching on the jurisdiction of the Punjab and Haryana High court by setting up a three-member panel to probe his order.
Khemka said that IAS officers have no jurisdiction to probe orders passed by the DG Consolidation - the post he held before his transfer. Khemka said that he hasn't spoken against government policy but against corruption, nepotism and crony capitalism. Khemka alleged that some individuals in the Haryana government wants to cover up and put aside his order probing land undervaluation.
"Some crooks in the government want to interfere by creating a committee to give it the face of a probe. Someone in the government wants to cover up and brush aside the orders I passed checking for undervaluation and cancelling the Robert Vadra-DLF mutation," claimed Khemka.
He further added, "Jurisdiction of the High Court is being encroached upon and usurped by creating this committee. Topmost statutory authorities in Haryana are inspector general of registration and director general land consolidation. The only recourse is to move the courts. They are not doing that, but forming a committee. IAS officers have no jurisdiction to probe orders passed by the DG Consolidation."
"I haven't spoken against government policy. I have spoken against corruption, nepotism and crony capitalism which is not government policy," clarified the Haryana IAS officer.