Will Give Names to CBI when asked: Malik on Corruption in Jammu Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik has said that he will take the name when asked by the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) on charges levelled by him that he was offered corruption during his stint as the Governor of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir.

He defended Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he supported him when he briefed him about corruption charges.

“When I told the Prime Minister about corruption, he supported me saying there can be no compromise on it,” newspaper Daily Excelsior quoted Malik as having said while talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function at Hisar in Haryana.

He was asked about the CBI launching a probe last month into the allegation levelled by him that he was offered bribes to clear two files when he was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

When a reporter pointed out that now, all the files he had signed as the Jammu and Kashmir Governor will be under the CBI scanner, Malik said, “I have no problems with that.”

“The CBI has not contacted me, I have said what I had to say. If they ask me, I will tell, because I have nothing to hide,” he said to another related question.

Malik was the last Governor of Jammu and Kashmir before the erstwhile State was bifurcated into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh – in August 2019.

Malik had named a leading Indian businessman and a senior RSS functionary in the corruption charges.

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