Bihar topper scam: ED attaches prime accused Baccha Rai's assets
In a major development related to the Bihar topper scam of 2016, the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday revealed it has attached properties worth Rs. 4.53 crore of Amit Kumar alias Bachcha Rai, the secretary-cum-principal of Vishun Roy College in Vaishali district. The ED started investigating the scam under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) on the basis of chargesheet filed by Bihar Police. This is the first attachment in the scam.
All the details ED has found
In a statement, the agency said it attached a total of 29 plots- 16 in the name of Baccha Rai in Lalganj, Mahua, Bhagwanpur and Hajipur, and 13 in his wife Sangeeta Rai's name. They also attached bank deposits, a flat in Patna and two-storey house in the name of Rai's daughter Shalini. The agency said Rai received cash from students to manipulate their results.
Baccha Rai's family couldn't explain wealth, says ED
The agency said, "During the course of investigation under PMLA, it was revealed that Rai has laundered his illicit wealth by acquiring huge properties, the source of which could not be explained." Rai allegedly declared 70 times the agricultural income to evade tax.
When Bihar's topper Rubi Rai failed to answer basic questions
The scam saw the light of the day when Rubi Rai, a student of Vishun Roy College, failed to answer basic questions despite being a topper. She called political science, prodigal science and considered it taught cooking. The state government had then ordered a SIT probe into the matter after Rai's video showed the depressing state of education in Bihar.