Bihar Special Courts Act empowers authorities to confiscate the assets of public servants disproportionate to their known sources of income
PTI | February 10, 2010
Tightening noose around corrupt public servants in Bihar, the state government has decided to constitute special courts for hearing corruption cases against such officials under the Bihar Special Courts Act.
The state cabinet approved rules for constitution of these courts on Tuesday, said an official.
The law, approved by the centre after the state government ensured its passage in the state assembly in 2008, would empower the authorities to confiscate the assets accumulated by public servants which are disproportionate to their known sources of income.
Politicians, bureaucrats and other persons who draw salary from the state exchequer have been defined as public servants in the act.
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