Over Rs 6.7 crore unearthed from suspended
Muzaffarpur SSP’s in-laws lockers
Muzaffarpur (Bihar) Apr 20 Special Vigilance Unit (SVU) sleuths have recovered huge cash, jewellery, foreign currencies, and fixed deposits documents worth around Rs 6 crore from six bank lockers held by in-laws of suspended SSP Vivek Kumar from Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.
Vigilance team also recovered Rs 7.99 lakh cash, Rs 59,000 demonetised currencies, 20,000 Malaysian Ringgit, jewellery worth Rs 5.48 lakh,household items including cattle of around Rs 5 lakh and one 9 mm country made carbine, one magazine, one .315 bore empty cartridge from residence of the suspended SSP of Muzaffarpur during the raid, Vigilance raid.
Vigilance had conducted raids at official residence of SSP in Muzaffarpur for allegedly amassing three times of disproportionate assets to his known sources of income.
The raids were also conducted at Kumar’s native district Saharanpur and his in-laws house at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.
Raids, which began on Monday, concluded this evening, Vigilance sources said.
Confirming the recoveries, Inspector General (IG),SVU, Ratan Sanjay said that “A total of six locker keys has been recovered during the raid at Vivek Kumar’s in-laws residence in Muzaffarnagar. Vigilance team has recovered and seized Rs 1.58 crore cash from four out of six lockers held jointly in the name of Vivek Kumar’s father-in-law Ved Prakash Karnwal and mother-in-law Uma Rani.”
Besides, documents of fixed deposit worth Rs 1.96 crore has been recovered from another locker again held by Kumar’s father-in-law Ved Prakash Karnwal and mother-in-law Uma Rani, Sanjay said.
The team also recovered foreign currencies- 498 US dollar, 1685 Canadian dollar and 268 Malaysian Ringgit- worth Rs 13 lakh, he added.
The in-laws had jointly held jewellery worth Rs 52.83 lakh in the locker, he said adding that both the couple had six lockers jointly held in Vijaya Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Canara Bank, UCO Bank, Bank of Baroda.
The IG said that apart from cash, jewellery and demonetised currencies, the team has seized one 9 mm country made carbine, one magazine, one .315 bore empty cartridge from the official residence of the suspended SSP of Muzaffarpur during the raid.
It may be noted that the state government on April 17 suspended Vivek Kumar after the SVU raided his residence in connection with a disproportionate asset case.
Kumar, a 2007 batch IPS officer, has been named in an FIR for amassing three times disproportionate assets to his known sources of income along with his wife and in-laws.
An FIR was lodged against him on April 15 with the SVU police station.
Here is the complete recovered assets record :