The CBI has registered two FIRs related to corruption in Jammu and Kashmir Employees Health Care Scheme and the contract award for civil work of the Kuru Hydropower project as alleged by former Governor Satya Pal Malik, officials said on Thursday.

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Following the registration of the FIRs, the agency began conducting searches at the premises of the accused at 14 locations in Jammu, Srinagar, Delhi, Mumbai, Noida, and Trivandrum Kerala and Darbhanga in Bihar.

The CBI has registered the FIR related to alleged corruption in the Jammu and Kashmir Employees Health Care Insurance Scheme contract award to Reliance General Insurance Company and released approximately Rs 60 crore in 2017-18.

The second FIR relates to alleged graft in the contract award worth Rs 2,200 crore of civil works of Kiru Hydro Electric Power Project (HEP) to a private firm in 2019.

In a sensational claim, Malik claimed that he was offered a Rs 300 crore bribe to clear two files related to the projects.

After going to Kashmir, two files came to me (for clearance), one belonging to Ambani and another to an RSS-affiliated man who was a minister in the previous Mehbooba Mufti-led (PDP-BJP coalition) government and claimed to be very close to the prime minister, the former Jammu and Kashmir Governor had said.

“I was informed by secretaries in both the departments that there is a scandal, and I accordingly cancelled both the deals. The secretaries told me that ‘you will get Rs 150 crore each for clearing the files’, but I told them that I have come with five kurta-pyjamas and will leave with that only,” Malik had told a gathering at an event in Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan in October last year.