The Bihar Post

Seven Bihar engineers dismissed on charges of corruption


PATNA: The state government in Bihar has dismissed seven engineers on the charges of corruption and showing gross negligence towards duty.

According to minister for rural works Shailesh Kumar, action has been taken against a total of 35 engineers for these twin charges.

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While seven have been dismissed from government jobs, two were placed under suspension. The rest of the erring engineers have their increments held up, minister has told the media.

Earlier this month, the state government announced to confiscate the property of 21 corrupt officials who earned huge wealth through alleged fraudulent means.

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The accused officials include District Transport Officers, District Welfare Officers, Sub-Divisional Officers, revenue officials, assistant engineers, district managers, Mukhiyas, police inspectors, clerks and teachers.

They all were caught by the vigilance sleuths for having made huge money.

According to a report from Vigilance department, quite many of the corrupt officials have procured land plots and flats in prominent Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Goa.

All these corrupt officials were caught by the Vigilance sleuths during the past 10 months.

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