Corrupt officials bring bad name to Kashmir: Governor Malik


Governor Satya Pal Malik lashing out at the politicians in his remarks on Wednesday said that it is not the Governor but the ‘corrupt officials’ are bringing bad name to the Kashmir.

Governor further also alleged that Jammu and Kashmir Governor is bringing bad name to Kashmir it’s the corrupt officials who destroy the image of Kashmir. Malik told reporters “the politicians who are saying that the Governor is giving bad name to Kashmir, I must say that it is not me who is giving bad name but it is those corrupt official who are giving bad name to Kashmir”.

Governor said that he and the secretary of the bank have given directions to the subordinate staff for ensuring smooth functioning of the bank.

“Some youth and bank officials came to meet me at Raj Bhawan and told me about the irregularities in the recruitment process for the appointments made by the bank. But, whatever they told me was not the Gospel truth. Things will come to the fore only after an enquiry,” he said Wednesday in his first media interaction in Jammu.

“JK Bank is doing a great business. It is a wonderful institution and we will ensure it functions properly,” he said.

On corruption in Kashmir, the Governor said that some people have been distorting his statements by claiming that entire Kashmiri community is corrupt.

He said, “I have not defamed Kashmiris. Rather, those people are defaming the Kashmiris who are indulging in corruption. I have seen two facets of Kashmir: the poor and the opulent and rich. I want to end this culture to make every resident of Kashmir happy and wealthy and it will be possible only after corruption will come to an end.”

Earlier, the governor had, in an interview with delhi based News Channel Time Now, stated the previous PDP-BJP Government changed the complete selection list of 582 candidates in Jammu and Kashmir Bank so as to appoint political workers at their place.  (PTK)