Ruby Rai flunks retest, Bihar Class XII Arts topper taken into custody

The topper had described “prodigal science” as a “subject dealing with cooking” during a television interview soon after the Class XII results were published.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: July 29, 2016 11:01 am
bihar topper scam, bihar cheating, Ruby rai, ruby rai arrest, bihar topper scam, bihar class XII board scam, ruby rai arts, arts topper ruby rai, bihar news, india news Police arrest Ruby Rai, victim of Bihar School Examination Board higher secondary exam topper scam in Patna on Saturday. (Source: PTI)

The Bihar State Examination Board Class XII Arts topper Ruby Rai was taken into custody by Patna Police’s Special Investigation Team soon after she failed a re-test at the board’s office Saturday.

The student who had achieved infamy after describing political science as “prodigal science” soon after the declaration of the Class XII results, was asked about a dozen questions from the syllabus by a seven-member expert committee of the board. Samples of her handwriting were also taken.

The expert committee was not convinced with her answers and cancelled her result.

The SIT is investigating the alleged toppers’ scam in Bihar. The results of three other toppers too have been cancelled. The SIT on Saturday procured NBWs from a special vigilance court against all four toppers.

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Patna SSP Manu Maharaj told The Sunday Express, “We have taken into custody Bihar Board’s Class XII Arts topper who faced a case of fraud and forgery for allegedly conniving with the management of V R College to get the ‘wonder’ result. She will be produced before a Juvenile Justice court. She will be put under the supervision of a lady magistrate tonight”.

The Arts topper and two other toppers are from the controversial V R College in Vaishali district, whose principal Amit Kumar alias Bachcha Rai has been arrested. He has reportedly told interrogators about his connections with former BSEB chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad and his ex-MLA wife Usha Sinha in his college getting the largest number of toppers over the last six years.

The Arts topper, a resident of Vaishali, was named as an accused in the alleged scam three weeks ago. She had been underground ever since. On Saturday, upon learning that she had appeared for the re-test, Patna Sadar DSP Shivli Nomani led a police team to the BSEB office and took her into custody as she emerged from the building.

The topper had described “prodigal science” as a “subject dealing with cooking” during a television interview soon after the Class XII results were published. Appearing for the retest after a third notice, she declined to speak with reporters, only asking “Where should I appear for the retest?” This was her last chance to appear for the retest, failing which her result would have stood automatically cancelled.

A senior police officer said: “We had been planning to interrogate V R College principal Bachcha Rai, Lalkeshwar Prasad and Usha Sinha together. If we get the topper too, we can corroborate several revelations and claims made by Bachcha Rai.” Sources said as BSEB chairman, Lalkeshwar Prasad had given affiliations to 200-odd Inter (10+2) colleges, and Bachcha Rai’s V R College had been a beneficiary.

Police have arrested 19 people so far in the case, said SSP Manu Maharaj, who heads the SIT.

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    Dexter
    Jun 26, 2016 at 8:38 am
    I think they should arrest the parents rather than these kids. It was the parents who paid all those bribes for getting top marks in exams. Why burn the children for parents' mistakes??
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      H P
      Jun 28, 2016 at 2:18 pm
      Fraudulent activities with academy can do nothing but weaken the future of the country.Strict vigillence is very much required to avoid these activiyies
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        Krishan Singh
        Jun 26, 2016 at 10:14 am
        excuse me Indian Express .. mind your words.. what doyou mean by "Police arrest Ruby Rai, victim of Bihar School Examination Board ".. she is culprit and her parents and those rats in the examination centres and board officers.. lt;br/gt;the Victimss are the other 99.9 % of students .. its bihar mab be victims are only 10% as i think 90% are shameless cheaters..
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          Krishna
          Jun 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm
          not only bihar it happens other state too and taking student into custody and blaming is not good solution , media better check cl room and copy checking department . If you asked a question from a girl topper than you should ask some question with bihar govt school teachers or take a spy video when they are teaching .
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            R.Mehta
            Jun 26, 2016 at 4:20 am
            The scam must have bee going on for several years and is exposed now as unfortunately for the students ,they decided to come on TV to give interview about their acheivements and earlief who have topped in exams should also be probed to find iut about their competence.
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              Ram
              Jun 26, 2016 at 11:56 am
              The report says that V R College in Vaishali district, has been getting the largest number of toppers over the last six years. Whether investigations are done on the previous years' results? Why the media including Indian Express is silent on that?
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                Ramesh Chhabra
                Jun 26, 2016 at 8:27 am
                Question arises he or would have been 2nd or 3rd below then what action was to be taken?
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                  Ramesh Chhabra
                  Jun 27, 2016 at 6:13 am
                  Good idea to the parents those paid the fees for his/ her education. It is also a good idea to purpose gallantry awards to concerned Board Officials those issued position/ marks statements.
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                    rohan
                    Jun 26, 2016 at 9:14 am
                    One day she may become a HRD mini.star of the country !
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