Lucknow: CBI confiscates Rs 12 lakh from passport officer class II

LUCKNOW: A team from the Central Bureau of Investigation () raided multiple locations in a disproportionate asset case involving a Class II officer posted as a senior superintendent at the Lucknow regional passport office on Saturday.

CBI officials said he raided four locations, three in Lucknow and one in Varanasi after he filed a case under the corruption prevention law against Vikas Mishra . He was employed as a senior superintendent.

CBI filed a criminal case against Mishra for the accumulation of wealth that was four times greater than its known sources of income.

A senior CBI official said that Mishra's residences were registered in Varanasi and three others located in Vijay Khand and Lucknow.

Officers also recovered Rs 12 lakh, along with Rs 5 lakh that were also seized, while 45 bank accounts used by Mishra are also being investigated.

CBI is also investigating the 26 fixed deposits made by Mishra, while two lockers that the defendant refused to open will be reviewed on Monday.

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