The Haryana Government has sought a CBI probe into the `8-crore contract that whistle blower IAS officer Ashok Khemka had awarded to a Gujarat firm during his tenure as the managing director of State Warehouse Corporation.
Sources say that the probe was ordered by the government last year after an RTI activist complained and accused Khemka of corruption in the purchase of galvalume sheets for the warehouses from a Gujarat firm.
It is alleged that Khemka had reportedly changed the terms and conditions listed in the contract. The government first sent the case to the state vigilance bureau which reportedly declined to investigate it and so it was returned to the government. The then chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda gave his consent for CBI investigation into the allegations and now the state government will formally be sending a letter to the apex investigating agency for probe against the officer, sources said.
Chief Secretary S C Choudhary said that the state government has decided to handover, to the CBI, the inquiry into the allegations made by Ravinder Kumar in the matter of allotment of work to an Ahmadabad-based company for installing galvalume roofing sheets on warehouses by Khemka during his tenure as Managing Director, Haryana State Warehousing Corporation in 2009.