Haryana government has filed a third chargesheet against the 40-times-transferred officer, where he has been held responsible for a loss of around 4000 crore rupees to the government exchequer – all because he drank too much of coffee on duty.
“He used the coffee vending machine as if it was an ATM,” claimed a Haryana minister who loves ATM withdrawals, “He used to have coffee parties in the office where he would invite his friends and family members. It’s a serious breach of employment contract and amounts to corruption.”
“We allow chai-paani, not coffee-coke,” the minister clarified when Faking News asked if such “non planned expenditure” was not a routine affair in various government departments.
The government claims that the direct and indirect impact of this “coffee scam” by Khemka caused them a loss of around 4000 crore rupees.
“Apart from the cost of quintals of coffee, imagine the time lost,” a government source told Faking News, “So many land deals could have been finalized if time was not lost in drinking coffee. Based on market value of some famous land deals that Haryana has witnessed earlier, we calculated a loss of 4000 crores.”
When contacted, Ashok Khemka accepted that he loved coffee.
“Caffeine acts as stress buster and I was under stress to give clean chits to various frauds whenever I found a scam in the department I was posted in. This is why I might have taken more coffee than usual,” the beleaguered IAS officer conceded.
Sources tell that the above statement by Khemka could be used as a proof of him being involved in the coffee scam – the only scam in the last 10 years that has not caused zero loss.
While many public commentators have expressed shock over the way Khemka is being targeted, some private citizens have blasted the officer.
“Money doesn’t grow on trees. This is not how tax payers’ money should be wasted,” small farmer and Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra said.