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Bihar Special Court Act challenged

Last Updated: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 21:26

Patna: Patna High Court on Friday admitted a
batch of writ petitions challenging the validity of Bihar
Special Court Act, 2009 and Bihar Special Court Rules, 2010
which provides for confiscation of properties of public
servants who accumulate wealth disproportionate to their known
sources of income.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Rekha M
Doshit and Justice Jyoti Sharan admitted the writ applications
and posted the matter for hearing on November 18, 2010.

Former state Director General of Police Narayan Mishra
was among the petitioners who moved the court challenging the
enactment of the state Special Court Act and the rules framed
thereafter giving legal right to the state government to
confiscate the wealth accumulated by public servants which are
disproportionate to their or one`s known sources of income.


First Published: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 21:26

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