New Delhi, Apr 21: The Wire has learnt that former Jammu and Kashmir governor and BJP-appointed governor for four other states Satya Pal Malik, who made many revelations about national security and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s approach to corruption in an explosive interview with Karan Thapar, has been called in by the country’s apex investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), “for questioning” on April 28. He will be going to the CBI’s office in New Delhi to answer questions.
It is reliably learnt that the ‘questioning’ will be on the Reliance Insurance issue – the scheme that RSS and BJP leader Ram Madhav was allegedly pushing Malik to pass while he was the governor of Jammu and Kashmir, and which Malik cancelled.
On April 14, Malik had given an explosive interview to Karan Thapar for The Wire, in which he had specifically spoken of this deal. Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Ram Madhav, Malik said, paid the then Jammu and Kashmir governor a special visit to try and get him to pass a scheme proposed by Reliance Insurance. When Malik made it clear that the scheme had been cancelled and the paperwork was done, Madhav left disappointed, according to Malik.
Malik had also mentioned this incident in an interview to Prashant Tandon for DB Live, conducted before Thapar’s interview. After that aired, Madhav sent Malik a defamation notice.