Patna: An FIR has been registered against four toppers of the Bihar school boards and three others on a complaint filed by the state education department for alleged irregularities in the exams, police on Tuesday said.
“FIR has been registered against seven persons by Kotwali police station in connection with the controversy surrounding toppers of 10+2 candidates of the state board,” Deputy Superintendent of Police (Law and Order) Shibli Nomani told PTI today.
The FIR was registered on the complaint by the Director, Secondary Education, late last night. It also includes unnamed officials of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), Nomani said.
Those who have been named in the FIR are: management of Vishun Rai College, Hajipur; Centre Superintendent of G A Inter College, Hajipur, where the exam was conducted, Centre Superintendent of Balak High School, Rajendra Nagar, Patna, where copies were evaluated and marks alloted, the DSP said.
Besides, the names of Intermediate Arts topper Ruby Rai, Science toppers Shalini Rai, Saurav Shreshth and Rahul Kumar have also been included in the FIR. They have been booked under relevant sections of IPC including section 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).
Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary also confirmed the registration of the FIR against for allegedly committing irregularities in the 10+2 exam of Arts and Science streams.
“The government, prima facie, found there are some irregularities and hence, the FIR has been registered in the case. Follow up action will take place. DGP will tell about further action,” Choudhary said. Meanwhile, a team of state police and CID visited Bihar BSEB today and after perusing the results of the Intermediate examination.
Police sources said the probe team questioned BSEB chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and impounded a computer.