New Delhi: IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who set aside the mutation of a Rs 58 crore worth plot of land sold by Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra to realty giant DLF in 2009, is demoralised as he has received death threats for the first time in his life, said one of Khemka's friends who is also a lawyer.
Anupam Gupta said that Khemka had got "serious death threats". Gupta said he had offered Khemka his full personal and legal support in the case. Earlier, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Khemka had said that his 21 years in service had not been a pleasant experience.
"I have completed 21 years of service in the IAS. It's not a very pleasant experience of taking up public issues and living very comfortably with it. It's not this isolated incident only. I only hope that public servants are not victimised for doing their duties. At least the rule book should be obeyed... that a minimum tenure of two years is respected. So that there is some respect, some morale retained in the public servant," he said.
Khemka was transferred on October 11, three days after he initiated a probe into undervalued land deals between Vadra and DLF. He was transferred as the DG, Haryana Seed Development Corporation. However, before leaving office on October 15, he cancelled the mutation of the 3.531 acre plot of land in Manesar-Shikohpur citing irregularities in the transfer of land from Vadra's Sky Light
03:38 PM, Oct 16, 2012