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Man who made threat call to Khemka remanded to police custody

Saturday, 3 November 2012 - 6:40pm IST | Place: Chandigarh | Agency: PTI
Panchkula DCP Parul Kush Jain said that Umaid Singh was produced before a Panchkula court on Saturday.

The man who allegedly made a threat call to senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka, was today remanded to police custody for four days.

Panchkula DCP Parul Kush Jain told PTI that Umaid Singh was produced before a Panchkula court on Saturday.

"The court remanded him to four days police custody," she said.

Khemka, who stirred a political storm by alleging irregularities in the Robert Vadra-DLF land deals, had yesterday said he had received two threat calls within a fortnight and accused the police of not taking any action.

Last evening, the Haryana police had arrested Singh from Gurgaon for allegedly making a threat call to Khemka.

Singh was an employee of the Haryana Housing Board and was dismissed from service by Khemka in 2006 when he was administrator of the board, according to the DCP.

Police had earlier registered an FIR under sections 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC against unknown persons in connection with the threat calls and also sought help of cyber experts to track the caller.

A fortnight back, the 1991-batch IAS officer's friend and noted lawyer, Anupam Gupta, had said that Khemka had received threat calls from unknown people.

Khemka was transferred from Director General Consolidation of Land Holdings and Land Records-cum-Inspector General of Registration to his present posting in the state's Seed Development Corporation shortly after he initiated probe into land dealings between Vadra and realty giant DLF.

A report submitted by four deputy commissioners in Haryana have given a "clean chit" to Vadra over his land deals.


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