Confiscated house to be school for physically challenged

Bihar will open a special school for physically challenged children at a confiscated multi-storied building of former police chief Narayan Mishra, an official said Friday.

The building, in Ved Nagar, was seized in August after the Patna High Court upheld a special court's order to confiscate his property under the Bihar Special Courts Act, 2009.

The act empowers authorities to seize the property of the government servants facing DA case during the trial.

Mishra, then an Indian Police Service officer, faced a vigilance inquiry following allegations of corruption against him.

The probe found that he possessed an illegal house in Patna and a flat, plots and a house outside the city.

A vigilance case was lodged against Mishra in 2007 for amassing assets, including property valued at Rs.1.40 crore, between 1984 and 2007. He was suspended by the government three and half years ago.

On Feb 1, a vigilance court ordered attachment of the property of Mishra, his wife and daughter-in-law.

Last year, the government seized the palatial bungalow of senior IAS officer S.S. Verma at Rukanpura in Patna where it opened a primary school for the Mahadalit children.

Similarly, it had also confiscated the house of Girish Kumar, a clerk at Patna treasury, and converted it into a residential school for the backward caste girls here.

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