Khemka was shunted on the orders issued by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday. However, he completed the probe, cancelled the mutation and left the charge yesterday. Khemka, last week had alleged “malafide reasons” behind his transfer.
While cancelling the mutation of land sold by Vadra to DLF, Khemka has also specifically named companies including Sky Light Realty, Sky Light Hospitality, Real Earth Estates, Blue Breeze Trading, Artex and North India IT Parks, which need to be probed.
“Under-valuation of property registered in the registering offices of the state leads to loss of revenues to the state government. In view of the questions raised in reputed national dailies and to clear the fair name of the Registering Offices in Haryana, I, Ashok Khemka, IAS, Inspector General of Registration, Haryana, consider it fit and appropriate to order that the Deputy Commissioners-cum-Registrars of the four districts of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Palwal and Mewat shall inspect all documents from 1st day of January, 2005 and till date by or on behalf of Shri Robert Vadra or his companies in the capacity of either vendor or vendee and compile such list and transmit to this office for examination. They shall estimate the real value of the property conveyed through the registered documents and in case of under-valuations, the matter shall be referred to the Collector under Section 47-A of The Indian Stamps Act for correct assessment of the stamp duty payable,” Khemka’s order (copy with Indian Express) reads.
Khemka, in his enquiry report (copy with Indian Express), said, “As per the records of one property, M/s Sky Light Hospitality had purchased Khasra No 730 (area 3.53 acres) of village Shikhopur (Hadbast No. 160), district Gurgaon vide sale deed no. 4928, dated 12.2.2008 for Rs. 7.5 crores (mutation no. 3803, dated 13.2.2008). This property was resold to M/s DLF Universal for Rs 58 crore vide sale deed no. 1435 dated 18.09.2012 (mutation no. 4513 dated 20.09.2012) after obtaining Letter of Intent (LOI)/License from the Director/ Town and Country Planning, Haryana on 28.03.2008, subsequently renewed on 18.1.2011 for 2.701 acres. The village of Shikhopur (Hadbast No. 160) of district Gurgaon was re-notified u/s 14(1) under the East Punjab Holdings (Consolidation and Prevention of Fragmentation) Act, 1948 on 5th August, 2011. Sale of the property on 18.09.2012 during the pendency of the consolidation proceedings without the sanction of the Consolidation Officer was against the provisions of section 30 of Consolidation Act, ibid. The mutation no. 4513 sanctioned on 20.09.2012 by the Assistant Consolidation Officer was also without jurisdiction, since he is not a Revenue Officer under the Punjab Land Revenue Act.”
Raising eyebrows on the manner in which Vadra entered into an agreement to sell the property to DLF, Khemka’s enquiry report reads, “If M/s Sky Light Limited suppressed the fact that it had entered into a sale agreement of the property with DLF before the renewal of the license then the department ought to be taking action against the former for suppressing facts. But if Vadra had indeed informed the department about his entering into agreement to sell the land to DLF on June 3, 2008 (when the first installment was paid to Vadra’s company), it is unfathomable how the department could renew the license in 2011.”
While cancelling the mutation, Khemka in his order, issued yesterday, mentioned, “A mutation no. 4513 was sanctioned without jurisdiction on 20.09.2012 to give effect to the sale deed no. 1435 dated 18.09.2012 by the Assistant Consolidation Officer, Gurgaon, who is not a revenue officer. Only a revenue officer as defined in the Punjab Land Revenue Act is competent to sanction mutations. Under the circumstances, as described above, I hereby set aside the mutation no. 4513, dated 20.09.2012 of village Shikhopur (Hadbast No. 160), district Gurgaon, giving effect to the sale deed no. 1435 dated 18.09.2012 on the ground that the Assistant Consolidation Officer, who had sanctioned the mutation was not competent to do so”.
Highlights of enquiry report
*The registration of the property was “not proper” because the estate of Shikhopur was notified for consolidation in August 2011. Such transfer/sale of property during the pendency of consolidation proceedings, without the approval of Consolidation Officer is not allowed.
*Permission given to Vadra by the Town and Country Planning, Haryana, also violated the provisions of Consolidation Act.
*February 12, 2008 - The land was bought by Vadra’s company Sky Light Hospitality for Rs 7.5 crore, and the mutation was done the next day
*March 28, 2008 – The Town and Country Planning Department of Haryana issued Vadra’s company a license to develop 2.701 acres of the land into a housing colony.
*January 18, 2011 – The license was subsequently renewed
*September 18, 2012 – The sale deed was registered for Rs 58 crores
The transaction details, money paid by DLF Universal Limited to Sky Light Hospitality Limited
*Rs 5 crore vide cheque no. 441242 dated June 3, 2008, drawn on ICICI Bank Ltd.
*Rs 10 crore vide cheque no. 350411 dated March 27, 2009, drawn on ICICI Bank Ltd.
*Rs 35 crore vide cheque no. 457201 dated October 7, 2009, drawn on ICICI Bank Ltd.
*Rs 8 crore vide DD/PO no. 283439 dated July 25, 2012 drawn on ICICI Bank Ltd.
Denying vadra the sanction of land is a very brave move indeed!! These politicians should know there is nothing above the law and justice!
It is a known fact that politicians like Arun Jaitley & Sukbir Singh Badal,CM of Punjab too have apartments in DLF ARALIAS / DLF MAGNOLIA in Gurgaon.Indian Express should investigate and find out the truth and how these politicians got them / bought them.
ROBERT VADRA AND SALMAN KHURSEED BOTH ARE CORRUPT AS SHOWN BY PROOFS.BUT WHY THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA IS FAVOURING THEM AND NOT TAKING ANY ACTION AGAINST THEM BECAUSE THEY BELONG TO HIGHER MINISTER FAMILY.
What are we doing? Why after so much arrogance & corruption by congress, NSUI(congress) won the Delhi university union election. If u dare to shout, dare to throw this congress & party in all election- union,panchyat, muncipal,MLA, MP and if any other.
the day is not far when the democracy will see its true colors - not even a single politician has an asset less then 200 crores. The law enforcement, Intelligence bureau are all sold out including the court of law. It would have been better if Britishers had ruled us atleast we knew that an outsider is doing the loot, and we would have been in better shape like Australia or Canada. All the parties are corrupt. I refuse to Vote.
india's biggest badluck.......family with ..GANDHI .....surname.....nothing will change until we dont end this nepotism ...
why u are trying our P.M. to learn,he was the most successful bureaucrat do u know why,At that time also He kept mum for the loot,now also,donot expect him to change at this age.He is Mr Clean and will remain clean until all the poor of India are not cleaned from here.
IE should collect info (through RTI) on Service period at each post of all IAS officers in last 10 years. If Khemka and only 2-3 others are found to be transferred very frequently, it will be obvious that Government is run by corrupt.
Most of the states in this country are ruled by corrupt governments. I corrupt govt goes and the other comes in its place. Honest people are always suppressed by these politicians. Changing a govt won't work we will have to come out of this cycle. Support a political party which talks of reforms in all sectors. These corrupt politicians are a big liability on our country. Kick them out.....
Can CM Haryana clarify why honest IAS officers like Ashok Khemka & Pradeep Kasani are transferred at number of times in a year? Why IAS Offvicers like Rajiv Arora & mehtab Singh Shehrawat allowed to remain on plum posts for years? Ye gaam Raam hai. He should not treat public as a fool.
Shifting or shunting a mango from one place to another won't affect bannana. So please control the tampers.
Most corroupt congress under Sonia must be thrown out of poweras soon as possible. She is operating worst than ITALIAN MAFIA with the help of cronie and corroput congress netas and civil servants intrest in LOOTO INDIA MOVEMENT. She and her family should be punished for the plight of poor people of India.
Two things Need to be done immediately: Sonia Gandhi / Rahul gandhi and their progenies SHOULD NOT BE PERMITTED TO USE THE SUR NAME "GANDHI" THIS IS BRINGING DISREPUTE TO GANDHI HIMSELF SECOND: CONGRESS SHOULD CHANGE ITS NAME - ITS NAME SHOULD NOT SHOW ANY AFFILIATION TO INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS WHEREIN ONLY MARTYRS/ FREEDOM FIGHTERS WERE MEMBERS. GANDHIJI THAT DAY ITSELF TOLD TO DISMANTLE INDAN NATIONAL CONGRESS AS HE KNOW THESE PEOPLE WILL BRING DISREPUTE TO IT
Indian Taliban (Congress) is ready to do anything if anyone speaks anything or does anything against their god-ass (Godess) or her near ones. He'll be shunted, ridiculed, shouted at, investigated, charged, framed, and even knocked off sometime if it hurts them too much.
My apeal to all comon men of the country please through out the dynasty of So called Gandhi family. They are truely non indians, they Italy goons. Please ......, I salute the guts and honest of M. Ashok Khemka, you are the jewel fo the country. Well done sir...... Mr. PM so called honest should see and know what honesty is.
Congress and gandhi family are so hungry even after ruling India for 50 years...Only voters can give them a lesson in next election. Save india throw Congress out
This Nehru, Indira family looting INDIA...
Exploitation of land and people can result in super growth figures which will increase the might of India. Those who come in the way of this loot and resource grab are the most anti-national of people. Even worse than terrorists. Making money through desperate illegal measures is not a sin. It should not be made the topic of national discussion. Down with jholawala protesters. Up up with Reforms. In its current reckless mood, the Congress should not back down from reforms, somebody will come to save it even if the formidable pro-people Mamata now has the pro-business Congress clearly in its sights.
photograph of ASHOK not this corrupt man should have appeared in your paper.Thank you sir, India needs administrators like you.At last a brave Indian who is not afraid of Italian power.
Mr.Vadra is an outsider individual could not have/should not be entitled or authorised to do such real estate businesses which should be confined to be limited even if, he is an individual and not belongs to a company or FDI. Moreover this amount of crores have come from the source of black or white money to be investigated. The Haryana IAS officer is committed to perform his duty and the publics are with him
My salute to this brave officer !! Well done !!!
The biggest land grab is going on in real estate all over India. With real estate being a hot sector all kinds of shady politicians, businessmen/developers are getting involved in looting by hook-or-crook agriculture/revenue land at throwaway prices and reselling at huge profits. If this goes unstopped only the rich will own all inhabitable land one day in India. Further there is untold damage to the enviornment. And when people like Ashokji try to stop this ugly nexus, they get transferred! What kind of democracy are we?
Being an insider, you know what best needs to be done... May your words inspire all
Where is Mr.PC-FM now?
DARE and example for chaplus burocrates to take action in highest profiles person.TC Gupta and SS dhillon Rajive Arora teach lession from him.