Bihar govt to move higher court for cancellation of toppers scam accused Usha Sinha’s bail

Patna, December 8
Facing criticism for release of an accused of infamous toppers scam and former ruling JD (U) MLA Usha Sinha, wife of the main Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh from jail, the Bihar government today announced that it will file a petition in the Higher Court, seeking cancellation of bail granted to Ms Sinha.
State Human Development Resources Minister Ashok Choudhary told media here that the state government would not spare anyone found guilty of indulging in the scam, irrespective of his or her post and position.
“Both Usha Sinha and Lalkeshwar Singh have played with careers of children ? they have defamed Bihar across the country through their misdeeds ? government will not spare scamsters,” Choudhary remarked when asked whether the state government would move higher court for cancellation of Ms Sinha’s bail granted last Friday.
Sinha’s release is being seen as a setback for the prosecution.
Ms Sinha, a former Janata Dal (United) MLA and former principal of Ganga Devi College, and her husband and former Bihar School Examination Board’s (BSEB) Chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, were arrested from Varanasi on June 20.
Both Sinha and Prasad have been accused of tampering with examination copies and evaluation process.
On June 21, a civil court in Patna rejected an interim bail plea of the couple.
The merit list scam was exposed in May this year after BSEB Arts stream topper was unable to answer simple questions in her interview to TV channels. BSEB had also cancelled results of Arts stream topper Ruby Roy and two other toppers of the science stream-Saurabh and Shresta after they failed to prove their merits in a re-test.

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