Shimla: Taking a leaf out of the book of Bihar state government, Himachal Pradesh (HP) government has decided to frame a law through which the property of people found guilty of corruption could be confiscated. The state law department has been assigned the task of making the required amendments in the law and presenting the bill before the state cabinet within a month.

HP, Chief Minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal said on Monday, “There will be a provision in the proposed law to confiscate the property of corrupt people, so that it cannot be used by their relatives.”

He stated that the new law will aim at giving more powers to Lokayukta, and make it mandatory for all the ministers of the state government to declare their assets annually.