CBI raids premises linked to ex-J&K governor Satya Pal Malik | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

CBI raids premises linked to ex-J&K governor Satya Pal Malik

ByNeeraj Chauhan
Feb 22, 2024 10:53 AM IST

Officials said that Malik’s premises were being searched as part of the probe, which has been going on in the case since April 2022

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday launched raids at over 30 locations including those linked to former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik in connection with a probe into alleged corruption in the award of a contract worth 2,200 crore of civil works of Kiru Hydro Electric Power Project (HEP) to a private company in the Union Territory.

Former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik. (X)
Former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik. (X)

People familiar with the matter said Malik’s premises were being searched as part of the probe, which has been going on in the case since April 2022. The 624-megawatt Kiru project is a run-of-river scheme over the Chenab river in Kishtwar district.

HT launches Crick-it, a one stop destination to catch Cricket, anytime, anywhere. Explore now!

Malik, who was the governor of Jammu and Kashmir from August 2018 to 2019, alleged that he was offered a 300 crore bribe for clearing two files, including the one about the power project.

The CBI registered a case on April 20, 2022, at the request of the Jammu and Kashmir government on the allegations of malpractices in the award of the contract in 2019. The contract was allegedly given without following guidelines regarding e-tendering.

Discover the complete story of India's general elections on our exclusive Elections Product! Access all the content absolutely free on the HT App. Download now!

Get Current Updates on India News, Lok Sabha Election 2024 Voting live, Assembly Election 2024 Voting Live, Elections 2024, Election 2024 Date along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, April 19, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On