CBI to start preliminary probe into HSDC seed scam on Khemka’s complaint

Chandigarh/October 17
Though Haryana government has decided to chargesheet senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka for exceeding his jurisdiction, India premier investigation CBI on Thursday decided to register a preliminary probe into wheat seed scam in Haryana following a complaint in this regard by Khemka.
As per reports, CBI had conducted probe into the scam for nearly six-months after they received a complaint from Ashok Khemka and has now decided to further probe the issue.
A CBI officer said that they will register a preliminary enquiry in the wheat seed scam to conduct detailed investigations into the matter.
Khemka, who is currently posted in Chandigarh as the Director General of Archives, has been charged for low sales of seeds and failing to meet the targets that were set for the sale of seeds when he was the Managing Director of Haryana Seed Development Corporation (HSDC).
During his tenure in HSDC, Khemka has recommended to file a criminal case against a German pesticides manufacturing company for making false claims of selling round Rs 60 crore worth fungicide to farmers in Haryana.
It is worth mentioning here, Khemka (47) has been transferred 43 times by the state government during his 21 years service as an IAS officer and he had blown the lid off shoddy land deals between Robert Vadra, son-in-law of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, and realty major DLF and some other influential.

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