Bihar Toppers Scam: Ex-BSEB Chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh & Wife Usha Sinha Arrested

The Special Investigation Team on Monday (June 20) arrested the former Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Chairman and his wife Usha Singh in connection with the topper scam. Earlier, the SIT Chief had claimed that Usha Singh was also involved in this racket. Following which a manhunt was launched to nab her. Lalkeshwar had been evading arrest since resigning from the post on June 8. A Patna court had issued warrants of arrest against the couple on June 15 after the police declared Prasad an absconder. Both Lalkeshwar and Usha are non-FIR accused in the toppers’ scam. Usha is a former JD-U legislator who did not get a ticket this time around. The scam broke out after a video went viral showing BSEB Arts stream topper Ruby Roy pronouncing political science as ‘prodigal science’. When asked further, she said the subject was related to cookery. Another topper (Science) Saurabh Shreshtha could not answer basic questions related to his subject. Both were students of Vishun Roy College in Vaishali.

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