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Bihar to build 'honesty tower' in Dubey's memory
Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | November 29, 2004 16:10 IST
Last Updated: November 29, 2004 16:27 IST
The Bihar government has decided to build an 'honesty tower' in memory of Satyendra Dubey, the IIT engineer who was killed last year shortly after he blew the whistle on corruption in the National Highway Authority of India project.
The decision was taken on his first death anniversary.
The tower will be built in SMSG College in Sherghati in Gaya district, Minister for Law, Energy and Information & Public Relations, Shakeel Ahmed Khan said.
Earlier, Khan announced that the Mahant Satanandgiri College, which comes under the Magadh University, would be called the Satyendra Dubey Memorial College.
Khan urged the Centre to initiate action against those NHAI officials, contractors and technical experts who looted public money.
He said he had written a letter to Minister of Surface Transport T R Baalu seeking action against all those named by Dubey in his letter to the office of the then prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Dubey was killed on November 27, 2003 in Gaya after he wrote to the PMO about a nexus between local politicians and contractors in the Golden Quadrilateral project in Bihar.
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