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One more arrested in connection with Bihar topper scam

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Patna: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Bihar topper scam on Tuesday arrested Pankaj Srivastava, former exam controller of BR Ambedkar Bihar University (BRABU), Muzaffarpur.

As per reports, 21 people have been arrested in the case so far, including Pankaj Srivastava.

A local court had on Monday granted bail to Ruby Rai, a former intermediate arts topper, who was arrested in connection with the scam on June 25.

The issue came to limelight last month after a video of Ruby Rai went viral in which she described political science as “prodigal science” and stated that political science, a subject she virtually aced, teaches cooking.

Soon, a seven-member expert committee was constituted and Rai was asked to appear before the committee.

The panel cancelled her result after the review.

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) had earlier on June 4 cancelled the results of two toppers, including Sourabh Shrestha, of the Intermediate (Science) examinations after they failed to prove their merits in a re-test.

—ANI

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