Patna, July 5: A district court on Monday accepted that the controversial Humanities 'topper', Ruby Rai is a minor. She was arrested in connection with an examination cheating racket in the Bihar Intermediate Examination, Special Vigilance Judge Raghvendra Kumar Singh ordered to initiate further trial against Arts topper Ruby Rai, who is lodged in Beur Jail, Patna, under Juvenile Justice Act. The Special Vigilance Court took up the matter of keeping her behind bars in Beur Jail and ruled that since she is a minor, she should be shifted to remand home and tried under Juvenile Justice Act.
RK Singh verified the report of her matriculation certificate which mentioned her date of birth as November 15, 1998. Juvenile Justice Board K D Mishra, who appeared in the court in favour of the girl, presented her matriculation certificate to claim that she is a minor. As per her matriculation certificate she is 17 years, 3 months and nine days old and cannot be sent to jail. The lawyer of the Bihar School Examination Board also gave a nod to the matriculation certificate of Rai.
Ruby Rai was arrested nine days back by The Special Investigating Team (SIT) following which she was lodged in Patna’s high-security Beur Jail. The case had earlier come into limelight when the Bihar ‘topper’ Ruby Rai, from science stream gave utterly unsatisfactory answers to questions on her subjects in a video which went viral, which prompted the inquiry.
Police, in an another such case, has also arrested the former secretary of Bihar School Examination Board, Shrinivas Chandra Tiwari after getting sufficient evidence against him in the Intermediate topper scam. He is presently posted in education department of the state.