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Bihar toppers row: Ruby Rai is a minor, maintains court

Patna: A special vigilance court on Monday ruled that Bihar education board toppers scam accused Ruby Rai is a minor, police said.

The court ruling came on a petition filed by non-governmental organisation 'Prayas Bharti'. Ruby is lodged in Beur central jail here for the last 10 days.

File image of Bihar toppers, Ruby Rai (left). CNN-News18

Opposition leaders and several social and human rights activists had pointed out that Ruby, the class 12 arts stream 'topper', was jailed in violation of the Juvenile Justice Act.

She was arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Bihar Police, probing the scam, after she failed in a re-test. She was later remanded to 14 days in judicial custody.

The SIT has lodged an FIR against her and three other 'toppers', including science topper Saurabh Shreshtha.

According to police officials, a Patna civil court has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against four 'toppers', including Ruby Rai.

Nearly 20 people have so far been arrested in connection with the scam.

Updated Date: Jul 04, 2016 16:44 PM

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