Chandigarh: Even if the three-member committee set up by the Haryana government to probe issues raised by senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka in the land deals signed between businessman Robert Vadra and realty giant DLF is yet to begin, but several senior officials has come to the rescue of Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law.

Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka named Deputy Commissioners of four districts in the NCR (National Capital Region) where irregularities were alleged in land deals by Vadra. Out of which, Deputy Commissioners of two districts have sent reports that clearly gives a clean chit to Vadra.

As per these reports, Vadra has paid the stamp duty without indulging in any irregularities. Mewat and Gurgaon District Magistrates have claimed that the state government did not lose any revenue in the Robert Vadra-DLF land deals. Moreover in the report, Gurgaon District Magistrate has claimed that the land was registered in the revenue records at much higher prices than the prevailing circle rates in 2008 and later in 2012.

The Haryana government and the Congress have been under fire from the Opposition as well as India Against Corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal over the transfer of IAS officer. Khemka was transferred after he began a probe into the Vadra-DLF deal. However, before leaving office, Khemka ordered the cancellation of mutation of land in the deal.

Amid continuous pressure from the Opposition, the state government on Friday set up a three-member committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary Krishna Mohan to probe the matter. The committee, which has to present its report within 30 days, has not initiated its probe till late Friday as the names of two other members of the committee was not announced.  


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