Now comes more trouble for this year’s Bihar humanities “topper” Ganesh Kumar who presented a fake date of birth to appear for class 12th board exam which was conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB). Reportedly, he was also involved in a case of fraud in Jharkhand.
Patna SSP Manu Maharaaj after the interrogation said that while he was working for a Kolkata-based chit fund company at Giridih in Jharkhand, he collected amount of Rs 15 lakh from people on behalf of the company and when pressure mounted on him to return the money he ran to Patna in the year 2013.
It was when he escaped to Patna Kumar met some people and with their help, he took the admission in Class X at Sanjay Gandhi High School in Samastipur. After which he got enrolled in Ram Nandan Singh Jagdeep Narayan College and gave the exam for class XII in which he “topped”.
SSP said, “Police will also investigation the role of schools from where Ganesh appeared for Class X and Class XII examinations. Ganesh claimed he had studied for the intermediate examination and he denied paying money or conniving with anyone to top the examination”.
As per his marksheet, he was 24-years-old but in reality, Ganesh Kumar is 42-year-old and has two kids. When BSEB went through old records it was found that Kumar has appeared Class XII in 1990 from Giridih and again in 1992 from Jhumri Tilaiya and both the time he got the second division. At that time his date of birth was November 7, 1975.
A similar incident took place last year also when Ruby Rai who “topped” the BSEB exams failed to answer simple questions related to her subject and was later arrested.
(Source: Times of India)