A senior Haryana IAS officer has hinted at an alleged nexus between politicians and bureaucrats in a case of transferring prime land in Gurgaon — belonging to gram panchayats and the government — to individuals and real-estate firms.
Director General of Consolidation Holdings (Haryana) Ashok Khemka, in a letter to the Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner (Revenue), has recommended the registration of a criminal case against two senior Haryana IAS officers — S C Goel and Anil Kumar. He also suggested a thorough probe be conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
In the letter (copy with The Indian Express) dated July 25, Khemka highlights 20 cases in which real-estate firms and private individuals were given prime land in Gurgaon (mainly Sectors 58-63 and Sector 65-67), through orders issued by Anil Kumar and SC Goel. The cases also reveal that consolidation proceedings of the land under question were completed 40 to 45 years ago, but had only now been transferred.
Khemka’s letter reads that the beneficiaries in whose favour land was transferred, “would not have even been in existence, during the pendency of the consolidation proceedings”.
Calling it a “gross abuse of position by the authority concerned”, Khemka hinted at the possibility of several other such orders that were passed by other officers.