‘Property amassed from corruption for schools’

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said the property amassed by way of corrupt practices would be confiscated.

Last Updated: Sep 09, 2011, 22:07 PM IST

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday
said the property amassed by way of corrupt practices would
be confiscated and used to build schools in Bihar.

"The property accumulated by way of corruption will be
confiscated and used for opening much-needed schools," Kumar
said while inaugurating a pilot project of `Bihar Centernary
Private Tubewell` at Sarairanjan in Samastipur district.

Referring to the confiscation of the palatial house of
suspended IAS SS Verma, facing a case of amassing wealth to
the tune of over Rs 1.40 crore disproportionate to known
sources of income, Kumar said Bihar has now become the
first state where property of a bureaucrat had been
confiscated and a school opened in Patna.

"This is the first-ever such move which has started
from Bihar," he said.

Stating that his government had launched a pilot
project of sinking shallow tubewells and distribution of pump
sets in Nalanda and Samastipur districts under Bihar Centenary
Tubewell project for raising the production of crops, Chief
Minister said the state government had set a target to
set up 12,000 shallow tubewells under the project in Nalanda
and Sarairanjan in Samastipur.

He said the project would fulfill resources of
irrigation to ensure rainbow revolution.

PTI