Muzaffarpur/Patna, Apr 16 (PTI) A team of Special Vigilance Unit (SVU) today carried out searches at residence of Muzaffarpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets beyond his known sources of income.

The raids followed registration of an FIR against the SSP yesterday.

“A team of SVU today conducted searches at Muzaffarpur SSP Vivek Kumar’s residence … An FIR was lodged against him yesterday for amassing three times disproportionate assets to his known sources of income,” Inspector General, SVU, Ratan Sanjay told PTI over phone from Muzaffarpur.

“Searches is going on and report (final one) is still awaited…But so far the team has recovered Rs 40,000 old currency notes (which is out of circulation due to demonetisation),” Sanjay said.

Asked about the value of disproportionate assets that the team has recovered from SSP’s residence, he said that amount is not significant but what is more important that a person (official) has acquired three times more assets than to his known sources of incomes.

Vigilance sources said that its team led by IG (SVU) Ratan Sanjay has also recovered some important documents during the raids besides documents relating to insurance, cash, etc.

The raids are being also conducted at several places including Muzaffarpur, Delhi, Patna and other places of Uttar Pradesh in this connection, the sources said.

The vigilance team reached the SSP’s residence in the afternoon in two vehicles along with police force in another vehicle, they said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.