Bihar intermediate exam scam busted, Kingpin Vikash Kumar arrested : On Wednesday, a joint team of the Bihar Police and West Bengal CID arrested the main accused of the racket in connection with the Intermediate exam scam of Bihar.
Today, the joint team arrested absconding Vikash Kumar 39 years old from Jinjinjirabajar area in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal.
According to DIG of CID Dilip Adak that Vikash Kumar was a clerk-cum-storekeeper of the Bihar Vidyalaya Pariksha Samiti. Kumar was in-charge of the whole gang.
DIG Adak said that He used to take around Rs 5 to 10 lakh from each students for changing their answer sheets. He was doing in a very innovative manner. Adak added that the Bihar police had approached them to help in nabbing the kingpin.
The tender of printing of blank answer sheets for exam and question papers conducted by the Samiti, were given to a Mathura-based press cancelling the earlier order given to a Gujarat-based company.
DIG of CID Adak said that Kumar had sent a letter asking the Gujarat company to print blank answer sheets and received 28 lorries of them.
When kumar contacted by parents as well as candidates, he used to provide them with blank answer sheets.
The officer said that After they fill up the answers, Kumar used to replace their original answer sheet with this one.
The name of Kumar surfaced after the Gujarat-based printing press lodged a complaint to the Bihar police when their bills raised close to Rs 9 crore.
Vikash Kumar is a resident of Patliputra, Bihar. Kumar had recently bought a flat at Phoolbagan, Kolkata area spending nearly Rs. 1 crore.