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Not everything I was told about Jammu and Kashmir bank is true, says Governor Malik.

Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday praised J&K bank by calling it a wonderful institution and said that whatever he was told by J&K Bank officials about the “recruitment mess” there was not “gospel truth.”

“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 in his first media interaction in Jammu.

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

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