Staff Reporter, Bhopal
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated for a government school and anganwadi a palatial building confiscated under Anti-Corruption Act at Indore today. This is first instance of confiscated property under anti-corruption campaign in the state being dedicated for public use in the state. The Chief Minister said that no corrupt person will be spared in the state and the government will confiscate property earned through corruption and put it to public use.
Transport Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh, Mayor Shri Krishna Murari Moghe, Indore Development Authority Chairman Shri Shankar Lalwani and MLA Smt. Malini Gaud were present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that the best Anti-Corruption Act in the country has been formulated in Madhya Pradesh. Under the Act, cases are being registered against public servants involved in corruption and financial irregularities. The cases are being tried by special court within stipulated time-limit of one year. On being found guilty, assets of convicted government employees are being confiscated. He said that today’s function is the occasion of dedicating such a property to people. He said that Chief Minister, Ministers, MLAs, officers and employees are covered by the definition of public servant.
The Chief Minister inaugurated a government school and anganwadi centre in the confiscated building. He himself admitted Satish Mahadev in the school and Rakhi Upadhyay in anganwadi. The Chief Minister greeted newly admitted children and distributed text-books to them.
It is noteworthy that Lokayukta Organisation had acted against Sub Engineer National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Dewas Shri Arvind Tiwari under Anti-Corruption Act and presented a case in the court, which ordered to seize the concerning property. When concerning persons did not give possession, Indore Collector Shri Akash Tripathi acquired Shri Tiwari’s properties and allotted the building at Sudama Nagar for establishing a primary school and anganwadi. The building is built up in 2500 square feet in a plot measuring 1700 square feet.