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Bihar exam row to be probed from 'criminal' angle, says Nitish Kumar

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Published Jun 5, 2016, 3:15 pm IST
Updated Jun 5, 2016, 3:15 pm IST
Nitish said that cancelling results was not enough and added that a thorough probe was needed.
"The education department is looking into the matter and the state government will also intervene," Kumar said. (Photo: PTI)
 "The education department is looking into the matter and the state government will also intervene," Kumar said. (Photo: PTI)

Patna: Following the furore over the Bihar Board examination toppers being unable to answer basic questions related to their stream eventually leading to a re-examination, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the guilty won't be spared, adding the investigation into this matter will done with a criminal angle.

"I am going to seek more information on this and take action. A similar case had come to the fore even earlier and we re-examined all those whose names were in the top 10 list," Nitish said.

 

Read: Bihar Board Science topper, another rank holder fail miserably in retest

Talking about a previous case, where images and video went viral of rampant cheating being conducted in the matriculation examinations, he added that his government had taken firm action then.

"The education department is looking into the matter and the state government will also intervene. Nobody will be spared. It is good that this issue came to light, as I am sure now that it won't happen again after tough action," the Chief Minister said.

Read: Bihar Class 12 'topper' Ruby Rai fails to appear for re-examination

 

Emphasizing on the need to go to the root of the problem in order to solve it, Nitish said that cancelling results was not enough and added that a thorough probe was needed.

"The probe can also take a criminal turn. Anyways, a probe is underway and I am confident that the education department will come through in its investigation," he added.

On Saturday, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) cancelled the results of two toppers, including Saurabh Shrestha, of the Intermediate (Science) examinations after they failed to prove their merits in a re-test.

 

The board had on Friday asked Saurabh and his college mate Rahul Kumar, who were among the 14 toppers from the arts and science streams in the Class XII examinations, to reappear in a re-test following a controversy over their merits.
Saurabh Shrestha from the Science stream, who had secured 485 out of 500, was caught on camera failing to answer basic questions. He then failed the retest.

Ruby Rai, the arts topper, from the same college failed to take the retest on Friday citing health reasons. Rai had secured 444 marks out of 500 in the Arts stream. However, on camera she did not even appear to know the number of subjects in her course.

 

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Location: India, Bihar, Patna




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