Satya Pal Malik

NEW DELHI — Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday condemned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) searches at his premises in connection with its probe into a ₹2200 crore corruption case.

The CBI searched premises linked to Malik at R K Puram, Dwarka and Asian Games Village in Delhi, besides those in Gurugram and Baghpat.

“I have been ill for the past 3-4 days and am hospitalised. Despite this, the government agencies are raiding my house on the directions of the dictator. My driver and assistant have been raided and are being harassed. I am a farmer’s son and will not be scared by the raids. I am with the farmers,” Malik said in a post on X.

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Malik, who served as the Governor of the erstwhile state of J&K between August 2018 and October 2019, said, “I had complained against people accused of corruption. But CBI raided my house instead of searching them. You will not get anything from my house except my 4-5 kurta pyjamas. The dictator is trying to scare me by misusing government agencies. I am a farmer’s son, won’t be scared and bow down.”

The case pertains to alleged corruption in awarding a civil work contract related to the Kiru Hydro Electric Power Project (HEP).

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Malik had claimed that he was offered a ₹300 crore bribe for clearing two files, including the one pertaining to the project.

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