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Warrant against Bihar board chairman, his wife in toppers scandal

india Updated: Jun 15, 2016 21:28 IST
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Usha Sinha, wife of former Bihar School Examination Board chairperson Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh (HT Photo)

Trouble mounted for former Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife Usha Sinha with a court on Wednesday issuing a warrant against them in the intermediate examination scandal that has rocked the state.

If Singh and Sinha are not arrested or they fail to surrender, the police can plead the court for orders to initiate proceedings for attachment of their property.

Patna senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaj, who is monitoring the investigation, said raids were on at various possible hideouts to arrest the former BSEB chairman and his wife.

“We have got a lot of evidences about the entire racket and complicity of the board as well as few other institutions. We have carried out raids at Ganga Devi Mahila College, where Sinha is the principal, as well as at her Hilsa residence and gathered a lot of evidences,” he added.

Both have been evading arrest even as nine persons, including Bachcha Rai, the principal of controversial VR College, have been arrested in connection with the intermediate examination scam.

The SSP said Anil Kumar, a higher secondary teacher posted at Tarapur (Munger) but deputed at BSEB, had been arrested from Hilsa after he was found involved in selling teachers’ training certificates.

“He was detained for interrogation two days ago. He enjoys a lot of clout. Some students also corroborated how they were given teachers’ training certificates by Anil Kumar for a hefty sum,” said the SSP.

According to police, evidences gathered so far indicated that Singh was involved in the scam in which the answer books of certain examinees were tampered with to increase their scores and push them up in the merit list.