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CBI summons former J-K Governor Satya Pal Malik for questioning in insurance scam

Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has been summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for questioning in connection with an alleged insurance scam.

Edited By: Arushi Jaiswal New Delhi Updated on: April 22, 2023 0:00 IST
Former J-K governor Satyapal Malik gets CBI notice
Image Source : FILE Former J-K governor Satyapal Malik gets CBI notice

New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has been summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for questioning in connection with an alleged insurance scam in the Union Territory, officials said on Friday (April 21). 

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Image Source : INDIA TVFormer J-K governor Satyapal Malik gets CBI notice

Reacting to the development, Malik told news agency PTI that the CBI has asked for his presence at the agency's Akbar Road guesthouse in Delhi for "certain clarifications". "They want certain clarifications for which they want my presence. I am going to Rajasthan so I have given them dates from April 27 to 29 when I am available," Malik said.

Taking to Twitter, the former Governor said that he will stand by the truth. "I have exposed the sins of some people by speaking the truth. Maybe that's why the call has come. I am the son of a farmer, I will not panic. I stand by the truth. #CBI," he tweeted.

https://twitter.com/Satyapalmalik_/status/1649417728518660098

Last year, the CBI had questioned Satypal Malik in connection with this case. In April last year, the 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 Rs 2,200 crore related to the Kiru hydroelectric power project in Jammu and Kashmir.

Congress reacts after CBI summons Malik 

Congress leader K C Venugopal said that it was clear that Malik will be targeted by the PM’s lapdog agencies. "Since the day Sh. Satyapal Malik exposed the corrupt, incompetent and power hungry nature of the Modi govt, it was clear that he will be targeted by the PM’s lapdog agencies. Modi ji, these agencies are meant to catch actual criminals, not to settle your political scores," he said.

(With PTI inputs)

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