Patna,(BiharTimes): Two plots of land at Digha in the state capital owned by former director general of police (DGP), Narayan Mishra, was on Wednesday confiscated by Patna district administration following the Patna high court order upholding the special vigilance court’s February order for confiscation of his property.
Additional collector Suresh Kumar Sharma led a team which carried the raid and confiscated the adjoining plots at Nepali Nagar under Digha police station.
He said the district administration will put up a board on the plots on behalf of the state government on Friday morning.
The two plots of 5440 sqft each had a small house with two bedrooms and a boundary wall. These were purchased for about Rs 2.39 lakh in 1984 in the name of Narayan Mishra himself. However, the district administration could not find any documents related to mutation, Sharma said.
He added the team also visited a flat of Mishra located at Vijay Nagar in Danapur. The property was included in the scheduled property list but the Patna high court recently exempted it from the property attachment list. Mishra had sold it long back.
The Patna high court gave Mishra some relief by excluding from the seizure list a residential flat worth Rs five lakh in Vijay Nagar locality, which was registered in the name of his wife, Kanchan Mishra. But the high court gave its nod for the confiscation of other assets of Mishra and his relatives estimated to be worth Rs 1.40 crore. Mishra had moved the high court in March this year and got the vigilance court order stayed.
A 1969-batch IPS officer, Mishra, who is originally from Odisha, held the post of the DGP in 2004-05 before retiring in 2007.
Shortly before his retirement, the special vigilance unit (SVU) had lodged a disproportionate assets (DA) case against him, accusing him of having amassed assets worth Rs 1.40 crore, which was beyond his known sources of income.