Senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who was recently shifted – 46th transfer in his 23-year career – from the transport department to the low-key archaeology department, met chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday. It was not known what transpired in their meeting that lasted around 40 minutes.
When contacted, Khemka said “no comments” while Khattar’s media adviser Amit Arya maintained it was a routine meeting. After the meeting Khemka (49) tweeted: “Three types of Karmas we see today very well portrayed in the great epic Mahabharta, illustrated by Duryodhana, Bhishmapitamah and Arjuna’’.
On Wednesday, He had tweeted: “Hurt when labelled whistle-blower officer. I do what is expected of public servants. Not doing so would be misconduct’’.
After his transfer from transport department on April 1, the IAS officer had tweeted: “Tried hard to address corruption and bring reforms in Transport despite severe limitations and entrenched interests. Moment is truly painful’’.
The IAS officer had been in the news ever since he had brought to fore the land deals between Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and reality giant DLF, about two years ago.