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Bihar topper scam: Ex-BSEB chairman Lalkeshwar Singh, wife Usha Sinha arrested by SIT

Former Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh And Wife Usha Sinha Have Been Arrested On Monday By The Special Investigation Team (SIT).

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 20 Jun 2016, 09:17:27 AM

New Delhi:

Former Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and wife Usha Sinha have been arrested on Monday by the Special Investigation Team (SIT).

Earlier a Bihar Court had issued arrest warrants against Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife former JD(U) MLA Usha Sinha in connection with toppers scandal in the state.

BSEB had put their results on hold after severe criticism from outside over alleged academic incompetence of its state-level toppers.  The board had also formed a committee to investigate the complete issue.

An FIR was registered against four toppers of the Bihar school board and three others on a complaint filed by the state education department for alleged irregularities in the exams.

Their arrest by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) was made following a tip off about their presence in the temple city of neighbouring Uttar Pradesh

Lalkeshwar Singh and his wife Usha Sinha, a co-accused in the toppers scandal, had gone underground after police had acquired an arrest warrant from a Patna court in the irregularities in the Bihar +2 examination.

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First Published : 20 Jun 2016, 09:10:00 AM