Rajasthan govt approves bill on corruption cases

Last Updated: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 18:05

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Thursday
approved a bill which would ensure speedy disposal of
corruption cases and attachment of properties of those civil
servants who have assets disproportionate to their income.

The draft of the `Rajasthan Special Court Bill, 2012` was
approved at a meeting of the state cabinet here today.

The Bill has provisions for speedy disposal of corruption
cases and seizure or attachment of property of those civil
servants, who make assets disproportionate to their known
source of income.

The draft proposes to make such attached assets state
properties and use them in public interest, according to an
official.

Besides, seven new special courts will be set up for
corruption cases.

As per the provisions, the cases of disproportionate
income to known sources of income will be disposed of within a
period of one year.

The new bill proposes to set up seven new special courts
to deal corruption cases. Primarily the courts will be set up
in Jaipur and Jodhpur.

Presently, six such special courts are functional in
Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota and Bikaner.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 18:05

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