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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

Complaints against Khemka frivolous: documents

Bhartesh Singh Thakur   Panchkula, February 20, 2014
First Published: 11:35 IST(20/2/2014) | Last Updated: 17:47 IST(20/2/2014)

It has come to light that Nitin Poswal, who filed an application against Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka for registering case of abetment to suicide of his father, a former housing board clerk, had misled the court.

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The court of civil judge Amit Verma had on February 17 dismissed his application for lack of evidence. Nitin was alleging that his father Jaswant Singh Poswal went to meet Khemka on February 16, 2007, at housing board office after which he went missing. But in actual the IAS officer had left the charge in the housing board on January 8, 2007. 

Even the daily diary report, dated March 26, 2007 of Panchkula police, of which a copy is with HT, reveals that Nitin did not make any allegation against Khemka while requesting the police to look for his missing father.

It has also come out that Jaswant was never sacked as alleged by Nitin before court and in fact his services were terminated “on grounds of medical unfitness”.  A letter dated August 24, 2006, addressed to Jaswant by chief administrator, housing board, reveals that as per medical certificate dated August 17, 2006, given by civil surgeon, Panchkula, he was suffering from “alcohol dependency syndrome”. The civil surgeon had also even referred him to the psychiatry department-de-addiction centre. Based on the medical report, his services were terminated. However, he was asked if later he produced a medical fitness certificate from any government hospital, he could be taken back provided he clears prescribed typing test.

Nitin’s allegations

But in the application before the court, Nitin alleged that his father was sacked at the behest of Khemka as his father was part of the union of workers and from backward caste. He had also alleged that his father had gone to meet Khemka on February 16, 2007, at office where the father was insulted, as he was told by tubewell operator Balwinder Singh. But Khemka had left the charge by that time.

 

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