CBI launches probe into bribery allegations of Ex-governor of J&K
Malik, who is the governor of Meghalaya, has claimed that he refused to accept the bribe as he strongly believes in the words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is against corruption.
Srinagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken up probe into allegations by former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik that he was offered bribe to clear files when he was in office.
Lt. Governor of J&K Manoj Sinha had said that after the allegations were made by Malik, CBI was asked to probe the matter to find out the truth.
It may be noted that Malik served as the last full-time governor of Jammu and Kashmir before the State was bifurcated into two union territories in August 2019. In October last year, Malik had made a serious allegation that he was offered the bribe of a whopping Rs. 300 crore to clear two files each related to Ambani and RSS affiliated persons, when he was serving as the governor.
Malik, who is the Governor of Meghalaya, has claimed that he refused to accept the bribe as he strongly believes in the words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is against corruption.
Meanwhile, the CBI has started an investigation into bribery allegations.
It is believed that Malik may be questioned by the CBI during the process of investigation as he had signed the file before making the allegations, the officials said.
Sinha told media persons that when a person of a higher constitutional post makes such a serious allegation, then the matter must be probed. “ We have sent our consent to the CBI to probe both allegations.” Sinha said that he considered the allegations and decided that truth needs to come out.
Malik in his allegation last year had said that he was offered a bribe of Rs 150 crore each for clearing two files, one of them related to Ambani and the other to a former minister in the previous Mehbooba Mufti-led (PDP-BJP coalition) government.
He had also alleged that the minister was said to be someone “very close to the prime minister”.