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Ashok Khemka faces Another Transfer, expresses Pain on Twitter

Chandigarh, April 02: Top bureaucrat Ashok Khemka, who had dared to cancel the land deal between Robert Vadra and real-estate giant DLF in Haryana, was once again transferred by the Haryana government. This is his 45th transfer in 24 years.

Reacting to the development, Kehmka took to Twitter to express his pain that how he was the victim for fighting against corruption in the transport department where he was posted currently.

"Tried hard to address corruption and bring reforms in Transport despite severe limitations and entrenched interests. Moment is truly painful", he wrote.

However, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij came out in support of the IAS officer saying he will talk to the chief minister ML Khattar regarding the transfer. He said that Kehmka had exposed the corruption during the previous regime of Congress.

Khemka was currently holding the post as Secretary, Archaeology and Museums Department and Director General, Archaeology and Museums.

Defending the transfer, CM Khattar described Khemka as an honest officer. But his transfer was as part of routine process.

Haryana Transport Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that the transfer is not a punishment. This is a routine matter and nothing wrong is in it.

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