Patna: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday arrested the former Bihar School Examination Board (BESB) Secretary Niwas Chandra Tiwari in connection with the Intermediate toppers scam unearthed recently.
The SIT had earlier arrested former BSEB secretary Harihar Nath Jha in connection with the case.
The SIT had arrested Jha on the basis of evidences of his ‘involvement’ in the Intermediate Toppers scam.
The SIT has so far arrested at least 21 people in connection with the scam.
The Intermediate toppers scam rocked Bihar last month after Ruby Rai, who was earlier declared topper in arts, had failed to reply to basic questions about her subjects and described political science as ‘prodigal science.’
Among those arrested are Ex-BSEB Chairman Lalkeshwar Singh and his wife Usha Singh, a former JD(U) MLA, a college principal Bachcha Rai and topper Rubi Rai.