Former J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik’s premises raided by CBI 

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the premises of former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik and 29 other locations on Thursday in connection with alleged corruption in the Kiru Hydropower Project, reports said.

Around 100 CBI officers were involved in the searches, which took place in multiple cities. The case involves allegations of bribery and irregularities in awarding a Rs 2,200 crore contract for the project’s civil works.

Malik, who governed Jammu and Kashmir from 2018 to 2019, has previously claimed he was offered a Rs 300 crore bribe to approve files related to the project.

The CBI has also booked former officials of the Chenab Valley Power Projects (P) Ltd and the company awarded the contract, Patel Engineering Ltd.

This is the latest development in an ongoing investigation into the project. The CBI had previously conducted searches in January as part of the case.