CBI searches underway at 14 places including Srinagar, Jammu

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SRINAGAR — The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting searches at multiple places across the country in two separate cases.

The searches are on at 14 locations including at Jammu, Srinagar, Delhi, Mumbai, Noida, Trivandrum (Kerala), Darbhanga (Bihar) at the premises of the accused including private companies, then Chairman, then MD, then Directors of CVPPPL,” the officials told the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

“CBI had registered two separate cases on the request from Jammu & Kashmir Government on the allegations of malpractices (I) in the award of contract of J&K Employees Health Care Insurance Scheme to private company & release of Rs. 60 crore (approx.) in the year 2017-18 and (II) award of the contract worth Rs. 2200 crore (approx.) of civil works of Kiru Hydro Electric Power Project (HEP) to a private firm in the year 2019,” they said.

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Pertinently, top bureaucrat, Navin Choudhary was then chairman of CVPPPL.

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