Patna: Bachcha Rai, the principal of Vishun Rai College and the alleged kingpin of Bihar exam scam has been arrested on Saturday, said police.
Amit Kumar alias Bachcha Rai was nabbed from Baishali. The Vishun Rai College has been sealed by the authorities. Mr. Rai during interrofation has denied any role in the scam and said this is all a conspiracy.
The scam had left the Bihar education board red faced and highlighted the utter corruption in the state’s education system at the cost of meritorious students. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had earlier ordered a probe into matter.
The scam surfaced after two state toppers of science and arts stream from Vishun Rai College failed to answer the basic questions during an interview with a media channel.
Mr. Rai established the college in 1999 just a year after he passed his Class-12 exams and became the principal.