Of late there has been a frenzy in the political clique to besiege the civil servants for whatever good they do, or at least intent to do, in the public interest. All a civil servant needs to do is to lay his hands on a ‘well-connected’ individual and that crime is enough to call for the wrath of political leaders.
Recently there has been huge hue and cry in the national media over the suspension of DurgaShakti Nagpal. The impact of this outrage was so much that it even moved Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and made her (highness) write a letter to PM Manmohan Singh requesting him to take cognizance of the case. What’s intriguing here is the when Congress is so sensitive towards the injustice that is being done to DurgaShakti Nagpal what makes it so indifferent towards the plight of other civil servants like Ashok Khemaka and Pankaj Choudhary (Jaisalmair SP).
Mr. Khemka ordered an inquiry against the land deal between DLf and M/s Sky Light Hospitality, the company of Robert Vadra who is the son-in-law of Mrs. Sonia Gandhi herself; and cancelled the mutation of Rs 58 Crore land deal between the two. This decision has brought Khemka all the trouble. He has claimed that this scam can be billed between Rs 20,000 Crore to Rs 3.5 Lakh Crore. But neither the Congress Party nor its high-command seems to be concerned about this.
The case of SP Pankaj Choudhary is equally distressing. Choudhary is believed to be transferred for he reopened the file of history-sheeter Gazi Fakeer, father of Congress MLA Saleh Mohammad. Fakeer is believed to have links with anti-national elements and to be an agent of ISI. Before Choudhary, another SP SudhirPratap Singh was removed for opening Fakeer’s history sheet in 1990.
If the letter of Mrs. Gandhi is indeed actuated by an anxiety of preventing any “unfair treatment” towards a civil servant then why the whole Congress Party is out to defend Mr. Robert Vadra and is not supporting Pankaj Choudhary and Ashok Khemka. It seems that the ‘in-laws’ are out of the reach of the long arm of the law.