Former chairman of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, his wife — former Hilsa MLA Prof Usha Sinha — and Prabhat Jaiswal — in whose Alto car they were caught fleeing — were on Tuesday remanded to a 14-day judicial custody and sent to the Beur central jail in Patna in the Bihar exam scam.
Four others arrested from Muzaffarpur in the case on Monday were also sent to judicial custody. They included deputy director of VR College Nand Kishore, principal of Ram Briksha Benipuri Mahila College ( Muzaffarpur) Kumari Shakuntala, Nishu Singh and Rita Kumari .
The former chairman’s counsel pleaded before the court that his client had serious ailments and would require medical attention. “Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh’s treatment is on at AIIMS and he regularly keeps unwell. He also has renal artery problem. He is on medication for blood pressure, diabetics and clot in the brain. He needs proper medical facility,” the counsel said, producing some medical documents to support his argument.