The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought some clarifications from former Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik in connection with a group health insurance scheme case.
Mr. Malik said, “CBI has not summoned me. They need some clarifications for which they contacted me to find out when I would be available. The meeting has been scheduled for April 28.” Malik added that during his tenure, he had cancelled the scheme.
Satyapal Malik told PTI that the CBI has asked for his presence at the agency’s Akbar Road guesthouse for “certain clarifications”.
In April last year, CBI lodged two FIRs over corruption allegations levelled by Malik in the awarding of contracts for a group medical insurance scheme for government employees and civil work worth ₹2,200 crore related to hydroelectric power project in Jammu and Kashmir. Satyapal Malik earlier alleged that he was offered a bribe of ₹300 crore to clear two files when he was the governor of J&K. These were the files for awarding contracts for a group medical insurance scheme for government employees.
The former Governor has been in the news because of an interview where he made certain claims about the Pulwama terror attack, this is not the first time that Malik has been called by the CBI in connection with this case.
Malik’s claims over Pulwama have invited criticism from the Congress which linked the CBI notice to his interview. “After all, PM Modi could not help it. Satyapal Malik ji exposed him in front of the country. Now CBI has called Malikji. This had to happen…” the Congress tweeted.