Bihar topper scam: Former BSEB chief, wife Usha Sinha arrested

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Patna, June 20: In the wake of topper's scam, Bihar School Examination Board's former chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife Usha Sinha were arrested on Monday.

Reportedly, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) arrested them from Varanasi. Both were on the run since after their name figured in the Class 12 toppers' scam.

Topper scam:Ex-BSEB chief, wife arrested

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.

Last week, the Patna civil court issued the arrest warrant against Singh, who is a key accused in the case and has gone underground after resigning from the board.

So far 10 persons have been arrested in the case, police said.

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.

According to reports, the SIT has found evidences that suggest Singh's role in the racket.

Evidence collected also indicates the board's complicity in the scam.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from IANS)

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