NEW DELHI: Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satyapal Mallik appeared before the CBI mid last week to give evidence in connection with the two corruption cases filed in April this year, based on allegations of corruption to the tune of Rs 300 crores leveled by him. Agency officials recorded Malik’s statement as part of the two corruption cases filed with J&K, based on his complaint that he was approached by private parties to have two files expunged for which he was allegedly offered an alleged bribe of `300 crore.

The incident happened between August 23, 2018 and October 30, 2019, when Malik was the governor of J&K. In his complaint, Malik had mentioned that he had been approached by two private entities – one associated with a well-known business house and the other with well-placed political connections to get two files approved. The cases related to the award of a contract for a group medical insurance scheme for government employees and civil works worth Rs 2,200 crore related to the Kiru hydroelectric power project in the former State.

Malik had made the disclosure during a rally at an event in Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan in October last year, following which the CBI in April this year registered the two FIRs as part of allegations of corruption brought by Malik.

The Rajasthan incident was reported in the media where Malik was quoted as alleging that two files had come to him for clearance, one belonging to Ambani and the other to an RSS-affiliated man who was a minister in the previous government of PDP-BJP coalition led by Mehbooba Mufti. and claimed to be very close to the Prime Minister.

He told the assembly that the secretaries of the two departments concerned had told me that he would receive 150 crores each for erasing the files to which he replied by saying: “I came with five kurta-pajamas and I will leave with that only.” He later informed the gathering that he had canceled both deals after the secretaries alerted him that there was a scam.

Malik appeared before the CBI after his five-year term as governor ended on October 4. He was appointed governor of Bihar in 2017, after which he was sent to Jammu and Kashmir in 2018 where he oversaw the revocation of Section 370 in August 2019. Malik, who had criticized the Center during the farmers’ unrest, was transferred to Meghalaya where his five-year term ended this month.

NEW DELHI: Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satyapal Mallik appeared before the CBI mid last week to give evidence in connection with the two corruption cases filed in April this year, based on allegations of corruption to the tune of Rs 300 crores leveled by him. Agency officials recorded Malik’s statement as part of the two corruption cases filed with J&K, based on his complaint that he was approached by private parties to have two files expunged for which he was allegedly offered an alleged bribe of `300 crore. The incident happened between August 23, 2018 and October 30, 2019, when Malik was the governor of J&K. In his complaint, Malik had mentioned that he had been approached by two private entities – one associated with a well-known business house and the other with well-placed political connections to get two files approved. The cases related to the award of a contract for a group medical insurance scheme for government employees and civil works worth Rs 2,200 crore related to the Kiru hydroelectric power project in the former State. Malik had made the disclosure during a rally at an event in Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan in October last year, following which the CBI in April this year registered the two FIRs as part of allegations of corruption brought by Malik. The Rajasthan incident was reported in the media where Malik was quoted as alleging that two files had come to him for clearance, one belonging to Ambani and the other to an RSS-affiliated man who was a minister in the previous government of PDP-BJP coalition led by Mehbooba Mufti. and claimed to be very close to the Prime Minister. He told the assembly that the secretaries of the two departments concerned had told me that he would receive 150 crores each for erasing the files to which he replied by saying: “I came with five kurta-pajamas and I will leave with that only.” He later informed the gathering that he had canceled both deals after the secretaries alerted him that there was a scam. Malik appeared before the CBI after his five-year term as governor ended on October 4. He was appointed governor of Bihar in 2017, after which he was sent to Jammu and Kashmir in 2018 where he oversaw the revocation of Section 370 in August 2019. Malik, who had criticized the Center during the farmers’ unrest, was transferred to Meghalaya where his five-year term ended this month.