Bihar toppers scam: SIT recovers gold worth Rs 20 lakh from Baccha Rai’s residence

Patna : The SIT probing the Intermediate Bihar toppers’ scam on Tuesday recovered gold worth Rs 20 lakh from the principal of Bishun Roy College, Bachcha Rai’s residence in Vaishali.

The SIT has also recovered cash worth Rs 1,32,000 and some documents.

It all began when a Class 12 arts topper from Bihar thought political science was about cooking and her classmate, a science topper, couldn’t explain the connection between H2O and water.

These top scorers in the Bihar state board intermediate exams were exposed in media interviews soon after their Class 12 results were announced last month.

Following the furore over the Bihar Board examination toppers being unable to answer basic questions related to their stream, eventually leading to a re-examination, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the guilty won’t be spared, adding that investigation into the matter will be done with a criminal angle.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Bihar Police earlier on 9 June, arrested five persons in connection with the state board exams scam. (ANI)