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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.

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Khan told on Sunday that the tower would remind the young generation of the virtues of honesty.

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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Number of User Comments: 24

Sub: Honesty Tower

This is the biggest joke of the century/millenium. Laloo constructing honesty tower for Dubey.

Posted by Ramachandran N

Sub: some more money to be made in the offing ?

yet another government " memorial". and that too for honesty! i'd rather want the citizens feel safe. case in point - the doctors going on ...

Posted by rayker

Sub: Atleast do not pretend !!!

Dubey's death was a sorry incident and has hurt our sentiments. But such kind of lip service by the same people only shows how hollow ...

Posted by Mayanka

Sub: Joke of the millinium

What an irony!..probably this can be called as the joke of the millinium.Bihar goverment that is epitome of corruption is planning a "honesty tower" in ...

Posted by Gouri Shankar

Sub: political jackals

these politicians in bihar aren't any less than jackals in skin of sheep. mostly of them (nearly 99% ) are involved in such activities and ...

Posted by kumar bhargav



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