Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has been summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for questioning on April 28 as a witness in a case of alleged corruption by Reliance Common Insurance coverage.
Mr Malik instructed information company PTI that the CBI has requested for his presence on the company’s Akbar Street guesthouse in central Delhi for “sure clarifications”.
“They need sure clarifications for which they need my presence. I’m going to Rajasthan so I’ve given them dates from April 27 to 29 when I’m accessible,” Mr Malik instructed PTI.
Mr Malik had cancelled a contract by the corporate, owned by industrialist Anil Ambani, in 2018 when he was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a primary data report (FIR), the CBI named Reliance Common Insurance coverage together with Trinity Reinsurance Brokers as accused within the alleged rip-off in rolling out a medical insurance coverage scheme for Jammu and Kashmir authorities workers and their households.
Mr Malik had alleged fraud within the insurance coverage scheme, after which the CBI motion got here.
The scheme, overlaying some 3.5 lakh workers, was rolled out in September 2018 and it was cancelled inside a month by Mr Malik.
At the moment, Mr Malik had mentioned state authorities workers needed the contract to be cancelled as they discovered it to be “fraudulent” and he too drew the identical conclusion after going via the main points.
“I personally went via recordsdata, and once I got here to the conclusion that the contract was awarded wrongly, I cancelled it,” Mr Malik had mentioned.
The CBI spoke with Mr Malik in September final yr for extra details about the allegations he made in opposition to the insurance coverage companies, and in an one other case of alleged corruption in giving the contract for civil work at Kiru hydroelectric energy undertaking.