Bihar Topper Scam: Accused Diwakar Prasad found dead


Bihar, 9 Dec: In a shocking incident, the accused Diwakar Prasad in the Rs 8 crore Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) tender scam was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Thursday.

Following Diwakar’s murder, his relatives  alleged that he was murdered by the state police. In his early 50s, Prasad’s body was found in front of his house located under the jurisdiction of Kotwali police station yesterday.

However, his son Vicky alleged that the police of pushed Prasad from the rooftop, resulting to his death.

While refuting the allegations, the police claimed that Prasad had jumped off the building after seeing the cops who approached to arrest him, a ‘The Telegraph’ report had said.

A police team went to chase Prasad at his home in context with a case related to irregularities in floating tender for supply of answer sheets of Intermediate examination to BSEB. An Ahmedabad-based firm filed a case with the Kotwali police station in Patna.

Diwakar was running a printing press, which was earlier raided by the special investigation team (SIT).
The SIT which is investigating the Intermediate topper scam also seized a few bundles of the answer sheets from Diwakar’s printing press.

Patna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Manu Maharaajwas quoted as saying that the case was lodged with the Bahadurpur police station against a few cops on the statement of the victim’s relatives.

The CCTV footage from the buildings had been obtained and action would be taken against cops if the allegations were found to be true against them he told the paper.

His death coincides with an order of economic offences wing on the seizure of assets of the prime accused in the scam.

Read Full story at : Bihar topper scam kingpin’s assets may be confiscated

 Wefornews Bureau


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