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CBI searches premises of former J-K governor Satya Pal Malik in Kiru hydropower case

The agency starts its operation in the morning with around 100 officers mobilised to swoop down at 30 locations in multiple cities

CBI searches premises of former J-K governor Satya Pal Malik in Kiru hydropower case

The case relates to alleged corruption in awarding civil works of the Kiru Hydro Electric Power Project (HEP) worth Rs 2,200 crore.



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New Delhi, February 22

The CBI on Thursday searched the premises of former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik and 29 other locations in connection with alleged corruption in the Kiru hydropower project, officials said.

The agency started its operation in the morning with around 100 officers mobilised to swoop down at 30 locations in multiple cities, they said.

The case relates to alleged corruption in awarding civil works of the Kiru Hydro Electric Power Project (HEP) worth Rs 2,200 crore, they said.

Malik, who was the governor of Jammu and Kashmir between August 23, 2018 and October 30, 2019 had claimed he was offered a Rs 300 crore bribe for clearing two files, including the one pertaining to the project.

"The case was registered on allegations of malpractices in award of the contract worth approximately Rs 2,200 crore of civil works of Kiru Hydro Electric Power Project to a private company in 2019," the CBI had had earlier said.

The agency has booked former chairman of the Chenab Valley Power Projects (P) Ltd Navin Kumar Chaudhary and other former officials M S Babu, MK Mittal and Arun Kumar Mishra and Patel Engineering Ltd. 

#Central Bureau of Investigation CBI #Jammu #Kashmir #Satya Pal Malik


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