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No lifetime bungalows for former chief ministers of Bihar, rules Patna High Court; five ex-CMs to be affected
The HC had taken suo moto cognisance of the Bihar Special Security Group (Amendment) Act, 2010 that had allowed the former CMs to occupy official bungalows free of cost for lifetime.
The court also expressed surprise on how two bungalows were allotted to one person – Chief Minister Nitish Kumar – in Patna.
The decision came after a PIL was filed by Nitish Kumar and other leaders of the state over the matter of allocation of bungalows to former Chief Ministers.
Justice Sahi was a judge of the Allahabad High Court before his present appointment.
Verma had stepped down as the Social Welfare minister following reports alleging close links between her husband Chandrashekhar Verma and Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in Arms Act case.
Patna HC asks Bihar government to explain delay over making new medical colleges, hospitals functional
The high court directed the state government to submit to it full details of the development achieved so far towards making these four medical colleges and hospitals functional.
The Patna HC, which has been monitoring the probe into the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, had expressed displeasure over the leak of details of the investigation.
The sexual assault of 34 girls over a period of time in the government-funded Muzaffarpur shelter home came to light after a social audit was conducted by the Mumbai-based TISS.
Bihar shelter home rapes: Patna HC raps CBI for failing to submit report, transferring SP heading probe
Asking why the court was not informed beforehand about the transfer, the Bench asked the CBI counsel to keep the court informed about such processes in future.
After hearing the petitions, the court dismissed them on the ground that the new government was formed as per constitutional process.