Ruby Rai sent to jail till July 8: Bihar topper scam


On 26 June, 2016, Bihar’s controversial topper Ruby Rai, who pronounced Political Science as “Prodikal Science” which according to her deals with cooking, was sent to judicial custody by Chief Judicial Magistrate till July 8, 2016. Rai was arrested by Special Investigation Team (SIT) on 25 June,2016 after she emerged from a re-test of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB).

A Patna court on 25 June, 2016 issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against four toppers of the intermediate examination, including Ruby, in the exam racket.

Science topper Saurbabh Shrestha, third topper Rahul Kumar and Vishun Roy college Principal Bachha Rai’s daughter Shalini Rai are the other three against whom the arrest warrant was issued.

Ruby’s comments during a TV interview after she was declared the topper in Humanities stream this year had led to the lid being taken off from the toppers scam in the state.

She had pronounced Political Science which was one of her subjects as “Prodikal science” which according to her taught cooking.

By – Nikita Goel

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