CBI Searches Ex-J&K Governor Satyapal Malik's Premises In Connection To Kiru Hydel Project

CBI Searches Ex-J&K Governor Satyapal Malik's Premises In Connection To Kiru Hydel Project

The CBI is investigating alleged corruption linked to the awarding of a Kiru Hydroelectric project contract in the UT.

Rahul MUpdated: Thursday, February 22, 2024, 12:06 PM IST
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Former J&K governor Satya Pal Malik | Photo: PTI

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is currently conducting searches at the premises of former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik in a corruption case linked to the Kiru Hydroelectric Power Project.

According to reports, the central agency is conducting raids at more than 30 places in connection with the Kiru Hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir, including the premises of Satypal Malik.

The CBI is investigating alleged corruption linked to the awarding of a Kiru Hydroelectric project contract in the UT.

Meanwhile, Satyapal Malik, confirming the reports on the raid in a social media post, accused the government of unnecessarily harassing him.

"I have been ill for the last 3-4 days and am admitted to the hospital. Despite this, my house is being raided by the dictator through government agencies. My driver and my assistant are also being raided and harassed unnecessarily. I am a farmer's son, I will not be afraid of these raids. I am with the farmers," wrote Malik on Twitter.

CBI team from Ghaziabad reached Hisavda, the ancestral village of Satyapal Malik in Baghpat district, on Thursday morning.

According to reports, there is only one old mansion of Satyapal Malik in Hisavada, which is in a dilapidated condition. There the CBI team reached the house of Satbir Malik alias Hitler of Satyapal Malik's family and talked to him.

A section of social media is linking the raids with Malik's recent criticism of the government. Senior lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan tweeted, "So now the Modi Govt’s CBI is raiding the residence of Former J&K Governor Satyapal Malik, who has become a fierce critic of this Govt & who exposed Modi’s role in the Pulwama attack!"

Prashant also shared a clip of news regarding the CBI raid at Malik's residence.

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