Patna: The Special Investigation Team which was formed (SIT) to investigate the toppers scam in Bihar has finally managed to arrest 3rd topper Rahul Raj from Vaishali in the fake toppers case, late night on Tuesday. Rahul was one of the toppers. Arts topper Ruby Rai and Science topper Saurabh Shrestha who were found to have topped the intermediate examination in a illegal manner.
After India Today’s expose, FIR was registered against four fake toppers Ruby Rai, Saurabh Shrestha, Rahul Raj and Shalini Rai apart from other masterminds in the case.
Arts toppers Ruby Rai was arrested on 25 June and was sent to Beur jail. Later she was shifted to juvenile home after the court was convinced that she was not an adult but a minor. Later she was granted bail by the Court couple of days back.
After Ruby’s arrest, Saurabh, Rahul and Shalini were remaining three who were evading arrest ever since an FIR was registered in this scam in 6th June. After Rahul’s arrest, Shalini and Saurabh are still absconding.
After the unearthing of the entire scam, SIT was arrested more than two dozen accused masterminds Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, former Chairman of Bihar School Examination Board, Baccha Rai, Director of the dubious Bishun Rai college, Usha Sinha, former JDU MLA and wife of Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh.
Shalini is the daughter of Baccha Rai. The SIT in its investigation in last two months have found that the BSEB in connivance with the Bishun Rai college was involved in running the racket of making fake toppers after extracting lacs of money from the candidates and their parents. Several BSEB officials are also behind the bars in connection with scam.