Shift Ruby Rai from Beur Jail to remand home: court

Shift Ruby Rai from Beur Jail to remand home: court

Shift Ruby Rai from Beur Jail to remand home: court

 The Special Vigilance Court in Patna on Monday ruled that intermediate arts “topper” Ruby Rai should be shifted from Beur Jail to remand home immediately, as she is a minor.

This came as a major reprieve to the incarcerated topper who was sent to Beur Jail on June 25.
Before pronouncing the verdict, the Special Judge, Vigilance –I, RK Singh verified the report of her matriculation certificate which mentioned her date of birth as November 15, 1998.

The Special Investigating Team (SIT), probing the toppers’ scam in Bihar, had arrested Ruby Rai nine days back following which she was lodged in Patna’s high-security Beur Jail.

The Nitish Government, in the meantime, faced huge flak on the social media for arresting the student instead of her parents and the BSEB (Bihar School Examination Board) officials responsible for the toppers’ scam. Ruby Rai, who failed in the re-test last month, told the police that she appeared in the intermediate examination, but had no idea how she became topper. “My father and the school principal could tell you how I topped,” she told the SIT. Ruby was in the eye of storm as she could not pronounce her subjects properly nor tell the media how much she scored in the intermediate examination.

On Monday, the Special Vigilance Court took up the matter of keeping her behind bars in Beur Jail (where numerous hardened criminals are lodged) and ruled that since she is a minor, she should be shifted to remand home and tried under Juvenile Justice Act.

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