Bihar toppers' scandal: Kingpin Bachha Rai caught in police net

Patna/Hajipur: 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 on Saturday.

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Accused at Patna Civil Court. Pic/PTI
Accused at Patna Civil Court. Pic/PTI

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 extensively," Patna Senior Superintendent of Police, Manu Maharaj, said.

The probe has indicated that Rai was a key player in the scam, along with the Bihar School Examination Board, the police said. Besides Arts and Science toppers, the third ranker in the Science stream, Rahul Kumar, also hailed from the Bishun Rai College.

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