CBI searches house of ex-J&K governor Satya Pal Malik

New Delhi, Feb 22 (UNI) Centre Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted a search operation on Thursday at the premises of former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik in connection with the alleged corruption in awarding the contract for the Rs 2,200-crore civil work for the Kiru Hydro Power Project in Kishtwar in 2019.

As per sources, the agency also conducted searches at 30 different locations, including places in Jammu and Kashmir.

Satya Pal Malik, who was the governor of Jammu and Kashmir had alleged that he was offered a Rs 300-crore bribe for clearing two files, including the one pertaining to the project.

The Jammu and Kashmir government in 2022 has asked for a CBI probe into the matter.

The case was registered on allegations of malpractice in the award of the contract worth approximately Rs 2,200 crore of civil works for Kiru Hydro Electric Power Project (HEP) to a private company in the year 2019.

The agency had also booked the former chairman of Chenab Valley Power Projects (Private) Limited, Navin Kumar Chaudhary, former officials M S Babu, M K Mittal, and Arun Kumar Mishra, and Patel Engineering Limited in the case.

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