CBI to question former J&K Governor Satyapal Malik

Malik will be quizzed concerning an insurance scheme that he rejected

NEW DELHI | Updated: 21 April, 2023 8:51 pm IST
Former governor of J&K, Goa and Meghalaya, Satya Pal Malik (file photo)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will seek some clarification from Satyapal Malik, the former Governor of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, in connection with the Reliance Insurance scheme, which he rejected.

A CBI source told The New Indian, “Malik has been called as per his convenience on April 27 or April 28 regarding seeking information in the insurance case he rejected as Governor of the erstwhile state of J&K.”

The source said that the agency sleuths might either go to his residence or meet him at its guest house in the national capital to understand the issue.

Last year, in October, the CBI questioned Malik in connection with this case. Malik had cancelled a contract with the company in 2018, when he was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

In April last year, the CBI registered the two FIRs in connection with corruption allegations levelled by Malik in awarding contracts for a group medical insurance scheme for government employees and civil work worth ₹2,200 crore related to the Kiru hydroelectric power project in the erstwhile state.

The CBI named Reliance General Insurance along with Trinity Reinsurance Brokers as accused in an alleged scam in rolling out a medical insurance scheme for Jammu and Kashmir government employees and their families.

Malik had claimed that he was offered a ₹300 crore bribe for clearing files during his tenure as the governor of Jammu and Kashmir between August 23, 2018, and October 30, 2019.

Recently, Malik alleged that he was offered money by RSS and BJP leader Ram Madhav to pass the scheme. Madhav has termed the allegations baseless and has filed a defamation case against Malik.

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