Patna: The SIT probing the Bihar Class 12 toppers’ scam on Sunday recovered a pistol and five live rounds during search operation from the office of Baccha Rai, principal of VR College.
Earlier, gold worth Rs. 20 lakh was recovered from the Vaishali residence of Baccha Rai. He was sent to two day SIT remand over Bihar topper scam on Friday.
The top scorers in the Bihar state board intermediate exams were exposed in media interviews soon after their Class 12 results were announced last month.
Police had on June 11 arrested Baccha Rai, the kingpin of the toppers scandal, from Bhagwanpur police station in Vaishali district.
Rai is the secretary-cum principal of controversial Bishun Rai College.
A court has on June 15 already issued arrest warrants against former Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife, former JD(U) MLA Usha Sinha, in connection with +2 toppers scandal in the state.
Earlier, an FIR was registered against four students and the director of the college in connection with Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) results issue.
The four students against whom the case has been registered are Sourabh Shrestha, Rahul Kumar, Ruby Rai and Shalini.