The BJP government in Haryana has dropped the chargesheet issued against senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka by the previous Congress government for cancelling the mutation of a land deal between Robert Vadra, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, and real estate giant DLF, reported The Times of India.
The chargesheet was issued against Khemka by the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government in 2013.
Exonerated after 700-day ordeal. Allegations labelled as charge was my duty as public servant. Beholden to Almighty. pic.twitter.com/EVwiXu4EqIâ€” Ashok Khemka, IAS (@AshokKhemka_IAS) November 4, 2015
Though he was transferred from the Consolidation of Land Holdings department on October 11, 2012, Khemka left the charge on October 15, after cancelling the mutation of a land deal between Vadra and DLF. Khemka was accused of not leaving the charge "intentionally" for four days even after his transfer orders so that he could cancel the mutation, states the report.
The government also claimed that the orders for cancellation was not in the jurisdiction of Khemka. He was also accused of violating rules 3, 5, 6 and 7 of All India Service (Conduct) Rules.