CBI raids ex J&K governor Satyapal Malik, his residences

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has launched widespread raids against former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satyapal Malik on the basis of FIR registered into the contract for Kiru Hydroelectric (HE) project in UT.

| Updated: 22 February, 2024 10:50 am IST
Former J&K Governor Satyapal Malik

NEW DELHI: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has launched widespread raids against former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satyapal Malik on the basis of FIR registered into the contract for Kiru Hydroelectric (HE) project in UT.

Kiru HE Project (624 MW) is a run-of-river scheme that is being built on Chenab river in Kishtwar district of  J&K and is about 42 kms from Kishtwar. The project is about construction of 135 m high dam and an underground Power House with 4 units of 156 MW each.

“The raids are being conducted at 30 places. They are being conducted at places related to J&K officials including former and serving as well private people. It also includes Satyapal Malik,” said a senior CBI source.

The project is being built at a cost of Rs 4,300 crore.

Malik was questioned for over five hours last year by CBI after he claimed that he was offered Rs 300 crore as bribe to clear two files during his stint J&K governor between August 23, 2018 and October 30, 2019.

CBI had registered two separate FIRs on basis of Malik’s allegations into awarding of group medical insurance and Kiru HE project.

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