The Odisha vigilance officials have seized numerous luxury cars and high-end motorcycles from a senior police officer. The vigilance department seized the vehicles from the 58-year-old senior police officer after allegations of disproportionate assets to his known sources of income.
According to the reports, the vigilance officials did a surprise raid on the police officer and assets worth Rs 20 crore were seized from his possession. Vehicles worth Rs 2 crore are included in this list of assets.
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The list provided by the vigilance officers includes cars like BMW X7, a Hyundai Creta, a Maruti Suzuki Baleno and a Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ. The officials also seized high-end motorcycles including a Triumph Rocket, Hyosung, Royal Enfield Classic 500, and others. The cops value the vehicles at Rs 2 crore.
All the vehicles get the same registration
All the cars seized from the possession of the police officer had the same “0005” registration number. The Odisha vigilance personnel said that they were shocked to stumble on the expensive cars and supercars. All the vehicles are registered in the police officer’s name, his family members.
The vigilance started searches at multiple premises of the Trinath Mishra, who is the additional superintended of police (ASP). He is posted as ASP, Communication in Cuttack.
During the searches, the personnel found that his son and his family members were also involved in several business enterprises including a hospital and a nursing home in Chandikhole in Jajpur district. They also own a transport business and various houses, apartments and a farmhouse.
The authorities are still investigating the properties and trying to find out more about the senior police officer. However, there is no information on the action taken against the senior police officer.
What happens to seized vehicles?
Seized vehicles are placed in the police holding and are parked in the ground until the court gives a go-ahead to recover the money. However, this is not a fraud case so these vehicles are likely to remain in the police custody till the case is solved or the vehicles rot away as there is no money to be recovered here.
In Odisha, several police officers and cops have been caught in scams in the past. The vigilance department seized currency notes of Rs 38 lakh from a deputy manager of Odisha State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation Ltd. The police caught him when he was trying to dump Rs 20 lakh in a carton. A constable was also arrested last year after vigilance found properties worth Rs 4 crores in his name.
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