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Bihar toppers scam: Ex-board chairman arrested

At least 10 persons have been arrested in the case so far.

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Publish Date: Jun 20 2016 10:51AM | Updated Date: Jun 20 2016 10:51AM

Bihar toppers scam: Ex-board chairman arrested

File photo: Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh

 

Special Investigation Team (SIT) arrested Bihar School Examination Board's ex-chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife Usha Sinha from Varanasi, in a case related to Class 12 toppers' scam, police said on Monday.

 
Patna senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaj, who is heading the SIT, confirmed the arrests.
 
"Both will be brought to Patna on Monday itself and police will interrogate them," Maharaj said.
 
Few days back, the Patna civil court issued the arrest warrant against Singh, who is a key accused in the case and has gone hiding after resigning from the board.
 
Singh was on the run since after his name figured in the Class 12 toppers' scam, said police.
 
His wife Usha Sinha, former Janata Dal-United (JDU)MLA of Bihar, was also missing since her name also cropped up in the scam.
 
At least 10 persons have been arrested in the case so far.
 
Amit Kumar alias Bachcha Rai, the mastermind behind the Class 12 Board merit list scam in Bihar, was arrested ten days ago after he surrendered to police.
 
Both Singh and Rai were wanted by the SIT in the ongoing investigation into the alleged irregularities in the results of the toppers in the Class 12 Arts and Science examinations this year.
 
As per reports, the SIT has found evidences that suggest Singh's role in the scam.