Bihar: Toppers’ scandal ‘kingpin’ Bachha Rai arrested

Maharaj said the police had been on hot pursuit of the accused and netted him on Saturday.

By: PTI | Patna | Updated: June 11, 2016 4:02 pm

The alleged kingpin of the toppers’ scandal in Bihar Intermediate examination, Bachha Rai was arrested after he surrendered at Bhagwanpur police station in Vaishali district.

Bachha Rai, who is Secretary-cum Principal of controversy-hit Bishun Rai College, arrived at the Bhagwanpur police station to give himself up from where the police arrested him, Hajipur police sources said.

“We have arrested Bachha Rai,” Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj, who is heading the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on merit muddle in Bihar’s +2 examination, told PTI.

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Maharaj said the police had been on hot pursuit of the accused and netted him on Saturday.

Bachha Rai is the Secretary-cum Principal of Bishun Rai College in Vaishali district from where Arts and Science toppers Ruby Rai and Saurabh Shrestha belonged to respectively.

“We will interrogate him intensively,” Maharaj said.

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Bachha Rai, a known supporter of RJD, had been allegedly eluding from police in the case. Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi had recently alleged that everybody knew that Bachha Rai had worked more than Lalu Prasad to ensure victory of Tejaswi Yadav and Tej Pratap from Raghopur and Mahua seats in Vaishali respectively. The probe has indicated that Bachha Rai was a key player in the case with the help of Bihar School Examination Board, police said.

Besides Arts and Science toppers, the third ranker in the Science stream Rahul Kumar, whose result has been cancelled by the board along with that of first topper Saurabh Shrestha after a re-test also hailed from the Bishun Rai College.

Bachha Rai’s daughter Shalini Rai is one of the named accused in the FIR lodged in the case with Kotwali police station in Patna.

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    kris kumar
    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:15 am
    Corrupt RJD and corrupt Bihar. RJD is using corrupt practices even in schools and colleges besides in all governmental offices and other places. Will the guilty be punished in Bihar under jungle raj two of Nitish? I doubt it as the convict Lalu is in charge of all decisions taken in Bihar.
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      Prafulla
      Jun 11, 2016 at 11:05 am
      As everyone know the elected people by Bihar citizens are people the want to rule . Enjoy.
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      1. R
        Rahul
        Jun 11, 2016 at 4:29 pm
        Nitish kumar...now running for PM...how can we expect him to have time to govern Bihar. Lalu and his jungle raj is back. So Bihar which voted him back, can now enjoy. Good luck!
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          Sandeep
          Jun 11, 2016 at 4:16 pm
          Bihars are the most fake beings that I have seen after living in 9 cities in India.
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