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Former Bihar DGP house raided, huge assets recovered

The exact magnitude of the assets is, however, yet to be ascertained, reports Arun Kumar.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2007 21:05 IST
Arun Kumar

The Special Vigilance Unit (SVU), which completed the raids at the residence and other places of former DGP Narayan Mishra in a disproportionate assets case, has claimed to have stumbled upon substantial investment in shares and debentures, besides movable and immovable property.

The exact magnitude of the assets is, however, yet to be ascertained. Mishra, who is presently posted as the Director General, Homeguards, may also be interrogated again in the days to come.

"If the need be, we will interrogate him, as also his sons and relatives. At present, we are trying to track the various bank accounts and transactions made," IG, SVU, AK Upadhyay, told HT.

Upadhyay said the documents were being scrutinised and it could take some time. However, the sleuths claimed to have detected investments in shares and debentures to the tune of Rs 19 lakh.

The sleuths also recovered cash Rs 2.14 lakh from Mishra's Vednagar residence 'Madhukunj' at Rukunpura.

"We have not been able to procure the statement of accounts. We have to go about it in a precise manner. The investigating officer is working on it," said Upadhyay, adding that the house of in-laws of Mishra's son Devbrat Mishra at Gaya also could not been searched so far, as there was nobody there. "But we will search it soon," he added.

Of the two lockers opened on Thursday, the SVU did not find much. It has not been able to open the other lockers. It will send a team to Mumbai to check Mishra's locker with the HDFC Bank there. One team that had gone to Hazaribagh, where Mishra's son Satyabrat Mishra works with the HDFC Bank, has returned.

Upadhyay said that the SVU had the keys of all the lockers and it would check all of them. "One key that was missing yesterday has also been found, though that locker has not been opened as yet," he said, adding it was too early to comment about the exact magnitude of assets, as the investigations were in the process.

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First Published: Feb 08, 2007 21:05 IST