Patna: Bachcha Rai alias Amit Kumar, Principal of Vishun Rai College, Bhagwanpur in Vaishali district, was arrested by SIT from the college gate on Saturdauy morning. Rai, an RJD activist, is the main accused of Intermediate examinations result scam .The examinations are conducted by Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) and Rai’s college had over 500 examineess on its roll. The then chairman of BSEB Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh is also an accused in the case but is absconding.
Bachcha Rai claimed he was surrendering while talking to the mediapersons at his college gate where several OB vans of the electronic channels were parked in advance. He had reportedly communicated to the mediapersons and a section of police about his plan to surrender. He was immediately taken into custody by the waiting SIT officials who put him into the Sumo vehicle after covering his face with a brand new towel (Gamcha). Rai said he was innocent. Reporters asked him questions about his association with RJD president Lalu Prasad but he evaded the reply.
District education officer (DEO), Vaishali, Satyanarayan Prasad was arrested on Friday evening. Both Rai and DEO have been brought over to Patna for questioning.
Earlier, five people including principal of the GA college at Hajipur,where examinations took place, and Visheshwar Yadav, Principal of Rajenddra Nagar Government School, were arrested.