Bihar court denies bail to toppers' scam accused Ruby Rai
The Patna juvenile court on Wednesday denied bail to Bihar toppers' scam accused Ruby Rai, a government lawyer said.
Patna: The Patna juvenile court on Wednesday denied bail to Bihar toppers' scam accused Ruby Rai, a government lawyer said.
According to PTI report, Ruby had pleaded in her bail appeal that she should be granted bail as she is a minor.
Last week, Ruby was shifted from Beur jail to a remand home after the court accepted her age on the basis of her matriculation certificate stating her date of birth as November 15, 1998.
Ruby had topped the class 12 examination conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), in humanities stream.
She got into trouble after a sting by a news channel showed her giving ludicrous answers to basic questions related to her subjects.
Several other class 12 students were also subsequently caught giving wrong answers to basic science questions on camera.
The sting suggested that the toppers might have used cheating and fraud to score top ranks in the BSEB exams.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Bihar Police then lodged an FIR against Ruby, Saurabh and two other toppers.
At least 20 people have so far been arrested in connection with what has come to be known as the Bihar toppers' scam.