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CBI books cases over ex-J&K governor Satya Pal Malik’s bribery charges

Six months after former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik claimed he was supplied Rs 300-crore bribes to clear two recordsdata together with one associated to an RSS chief, the CBI has registered two circumstances within the matter and is conducting searches at 14 areas in reference to the costs.

The searches, based on the CBI, are being performed at Jammu, Srinagar, Delhi, Mumbai, Noida, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) and Darbhanga (Bihar). The premises are related to a serving IAS officer and three former officers of Chenab Valley Energy Initiatives Pvt Ltd, based on the investigative company.

“The CBI had registered two separate circumstances on the request from the Jammu & Kashmir authorities on the allegations of malpractices (i) within the award of a contract of the J&Okay Workers Well being Care Insurance coverage Scheme to a non-public firm and the discharge of Rs. 60 crore (approx.) within the yr 2017-18 and (ii) within the award of the contract price Rs 2,200 crore (approx.) of civil works of the Kiru Hydro Electrical Energy challenge to a non-public agency within the yr 2019,” the CBI mentioned in an announcement.

The investigative company recognized the IAS officer as Naveen Kumar Choudhary, principal secretary agriculture manufacturing and farmers welfare, Jammu and Kashmir. The hydel energy firm’s former managing director MS Babu and two former administrators M Okay Mittal and Arun Kumar Mishra are three others whose premises are searched by the company.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha mentioned final month that Malik’s allegations have been severe. “Bade pad par baithey huey vyakti ne koi baat kahi hai to desh mein jo sab se vishawniye sanstha hai jaanch ke mamley mein, humney swakriti beiji hai in dono prakarno ki janch ke liye’’ (As an individual holding a excessive workplace had mentioned one thing, we’ve got given our consent to the CBI for investigations in each the issues), he had informed reporters in Jammu. “Aur janch ke baad, doodh ka goodh aur pani ka pani ho jayega (And fact will come out after the investigations),” he added.

Malik, at current the governor of Meghalaya, final yr alleged that as Jammu and Kashmir governor, he had acquired two recordsdata, one pertinent to “Ambani’’ and the opposite to an “RSS functionary’’. “One of many secretaries informed me that these are shady offers, however he can get Rs150 crore every. I informed him that I had come to Jammu and Kashmir with 5 kurta-pajamas and would go away with that solely,” the previous governor mentioned. “I alerted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who informed me that there must be no compromise on corruption,’’ Malik mentioned at an occasion at Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan.

Whereas Malik didn’t say something about these recordsdata, he was apparently referring to the federal government’s take care of Reliance Common Insurance coverage, a part of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group. Malik had cancelled a take care of Reliance Common Insurance coverage to offer medical health insurance to authorities workers in October 2018.

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