Patna: Upping its ante against corruption in the state, the Nitish Kumar government has decided to empower the state police to confiscate the property earned by illegal means.

The government would come up with a clear cut framework with a ‘Group of Officers’ at the police headquarters and the district level.
The decision to this effect was taken during the two-day review meeting of top officials. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and DGP Abhyanand addressed the meeting on the concluding day on Thursday.

After the meeting, Nitish said, “The additional manpower will be provided to the districts in the need arises.”

“The Superintendents of Police must see that at least 4-5 middlemen dealing in Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) are booked in their respective districts,” added the CM.

The DGP said, “Though, the police are legally empowered to take action   in economic offence case, the new norms will give more teeth to them in this direction.”

The police will focus on the food adulteration, drug racket, PC Act and fake currency. The discussion has also been held on making CRPC 110 of IPC mandatory in checking middlemen in MNREGS and IAY.

JPN/Bureau