Tahlka News Desk
Bihar: Bihar special investigating team has arrested senior IAS officer and chairman of Bihar Staff Selection Commission chairman Sudhir Kumar for playing a key role in the multi-crore employment scam. Kumar was arrested from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand and presented in the Hazaribagh court.
Kumar, who is a 1987 batch IAS officer was apprehended from Hazaribagh along with four other family members. After the question paper of the exams being conducted by BSSC for post of clerks in Bihar government were leaked earlier this month and was available on social media even before the exam began, the multi-crore job scam was unearthed following which several arrests have taken place in this case including the secretary of BSSC, Parmeshwar Ram.
while speaking to journalists soon after the scam was unearthed, admitted that almost all the appointments in state government, exams of which was conducted by BSSC, were done through favouritism and recommendation. Kumar had said that there was involvement of politicians in the scam and he used to get regular recommendation and calls for favouritism from them. He said that many a times the politicians used to come to his office and get their work done forcefully.
The IAS association have protested Sudhir Kumar's arrest and decided to meet Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the matter.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad has defended Sudhir Kumar claiming that he is an honest and hardworking officer. He, however, said that more truth will come out after police investigations.