"For an in-depth probe into the matter, the CBI is in process to register the preliminary enquiry within a day or two," CBI's Chandigarh unit SP, Vineet Brij Lal said.
   
A month before being shunted out of Haryana Seed Development Corporation (HSDC), whistleblower IAS officer had written to the CBI and sought filing of a criminal case against officials of two government agencies for their alleged role in a seeds scam and for causing loss to the public exchequer.
   
In a letter on March 4, Khemka had alleged that National Cooperative Consumers' Federation and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation officials had supplied seeds at higher rates to HSDC, causing a loss of Rs 5 crore to the state exchequer.
   
However, officials of both the agencies have maintained that no rules had been bent and due procedures were followed in the supply to the HSDC.
   
Meanwhile, Haryana government is reportedly preparing to serve a second charge sheet against Khemka for the alleged low sale of wheat seeds during his tenure in HSDC as its Managing Director from October 15, 2012 to April 4 this year.
   
However, senior Haryana government officials did not comment on the issue. Neither was Khemka contactable despite repeated attempts.
   
Three weeks back, the Haryana government had decided to charge sheet Khemka, who claims to have been transferred more than 40 times during his career so far, for alleged administrative misconduct in cancelling the mutation of the land deal between businessman Robert Vadra and real estate major DLF in Gurgaon.
   
The 1991-batch IAS officer has been held liable for alleged administrative misconduct for overstepping jurisdiction in passing orders to cancel the mutation of 3.5 acre land in Gurgaon's Shikohpur village. The land was sold by Vadra to DLF.

 (Agencies)

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CBI to register preliminary probe into HSDC seed scam

 

CBI to register preliminary probe into HSDC seed scam over Khemka’s complaint

 

 

 

 

Chandigarh: CBI has decided to register a preliminary enquiry into the alleged wheat seed scam in Haryana after a nearly six-month probe following a complaint by senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka.

       

"For an in-depth probe into the matter, the CBI is in process to register the preliminary enquiry within a day or two," CBI's Chandigarh unit SP, Vineet Brij Lal said.

       

A month before being shunted out of Haryana Seed Development Corporation (HSDC), whistleblower IAS officer had written to the CBI and sought filing of a criminal case against officials of two government agencies for their alleged role in a seeds scam and for causing loss to the public exchequer.

       

In a letter on March 4, Khemka had alleged that National Cooperative Consumers' Federation and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation officials had supplied seeds at higher rates to HSDC, causing a loss of Rs 5 crore to the state exchequer.

       

However, officials of both the agencies have maintained that no rules had been bent and due procedures were followed in the supply to the HSDC.

       

Meanwhile, Haryana government is reportedly preparing to serve a second charge sheet against Khemka for the alleged low sale of wheat seeds during his tenure in HSDC as its Managing Director from October 15, 2012 to April 4 this year.

       

However, senior Haryana government officials did not comment on the issue. Neither was Khemka contactable despite repeated attempts.

       

Three weeks back, the Haryana government had decided to charge sheet Khemka, who claims to have been transferred more than 40 times during his career so far, for alleged administrative misconduct in cancelling the mutation of the land deal between businessman Robert Vadra and real estate major DLF in Gurgaon.

       

The 1991-batch IAS officer has been held liable for alleged administrative misconduct for overstepping jurisdiction in passing orders to cancel the mutation of 3.5 acre land in Gurgaon's Shikohpur village. The land was sold by Vadra to DLF.