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Bihar Toppers Scam: Bachha Rai's Assets Worth Rs 4.53 Crore Attached By ED

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| March 31 , 2018 , 14:07 IST

The 2016 Bihar Toppers Scam is getting bigger with each passing day. In the latest development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 4.53 crore of the main accused Baccha Rai including 29 plots and deposits in ten bank accounts in the scam.

Notably, the action under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against the Secretary cum Principal of Vishun Roy College in Vaishali district, Bachha Rai alias Amit Kumar has transpired when the Police are investigating the leak of two CBSE question papers of Class X and XII.

Releasing a statement on Saturday, the agency stated to have attached 16 plots in the name of Bachha Rai in Lalganj, Mahua, Bhagwanpur and Hajipur and 13 plots in the name of his wife Sangeeta Rai and bank deposits on his daughter Shalini Rai's name.

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A flat in Patna and a two-storey house in Hajipur of the Rai family have also been attached in the case. A money laundering case was registered last year by the ED to probe alleged irregularities in this case as found by the Special Investigation Team (SIT).

Bachha Rai is alleged t have received a huge cash as illegal gratification from students for manipulating their results with the help of officers and staff of the Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) including the then-chairman Lalkeshwar Singh.

Revealing some results from the probe, the central probe agency said that Bachha Rai "has laundered his illicit wealth by acquiring huge properties in his name and that of his wife and daughter, which could not be explained by them."

The Bihar Toppers scam had rocked Bihar in June 2016 after a student of Vishun Roy College in Vaishali district who had topped in the arts category failed to answer basic questions raising many questions about the irregularities in the Board, prompting a SIT probe by the state government.