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PIL against Nitish for not utilising Kosi flood relief fund

A PIL was today filed in the Patna High Court against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for allegedly not utilising the Rs five crore fund for Kosi flood relief received from Gujarat in 2008.

patna Updated: Jun 21, 2010 16:56 IST

A PIL was today filed in the Patna High Court against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for allegedly not utilising the Rs five crore fund for Kosi flood relief received from Gujarat in 2008.

The PIL filed by NGO Chhaya Sarkar through senior advocate MP Gupta alleged that the chief minister, being chairman of the State Disaster Management Authority, had committed an offence under section 53 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 by not using the relief funds.

The PIL also sought constitution of a high-level committee to inquire into the details of funds received under the CM's Relief Fund for Kosi flood victims from domestic and international organisations and whether they were properly utilised.

The petition is yet to come up for hearing.