CBI recovers Rs 12L from passport official's premises

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The CBI on Saturday recovered Rs 12 lakh in cash and documents related to assets worth Rs 31 lakh during searches at the premises of a senior superintendent of Regional Passport Office, Lucknow, officials said. 

The agency has registered a case against Vikas Mishra, Senior Superintendent, for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, they said.

The agency conducted searches at four locations -- three in Lucknow and one in Varanasi -- on Saturday, the officials said.

During the searches, the agency recovered Rs 12 lakh in cash, receipts for purchase of jewellery worth Rs 5 lakh, papers of fixed deposits worth Rs 26 lakh and documents of 45 bank accounts, they said.

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