Proxy Writer in the examination of Assam JEE-Mains Scam arrested

JEE-Mains Scam

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Azara Police yesterday arrested Bhargav Deka, who is the prime accused in the case related to using proxy candidate in the Assam JEE mains ’2020. Deka is the owner of Global Edulite, which is a Guwahati-based coaching centre. He was arrested by the Assam police from the Guwahati Airport, Borjhar.

Mumbai: The Assam Police Headquarters today released the news that Bhargav Deka, who is the owner of coaching institute Global Edu Light, has been arrested. He was then accused of being the proxy writer in the Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) scam. Police have arrested him from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport in Guwahati.

“Accused Bhargav Deka of JEE examination case arrested today evening from Borjhar airport,” the chief public relations officer (CPRO) of Assam Police headquarters said in a statement yesterday.

Police had also launched a brief hunt about the arrests the two accused. One is Deka and another one is the TCS employee in the connection with that examination, in which one candidate has topped in the state through the use of a proxy.

So far, a total of seven persons has been arrested. It includes the candidate, his father, two TCS people and, an invigilator too. Earlier, an arrested person has been identified as the candidate Neel Nakshatra Das and, his father Dr. Jyotirmoy Das and three alleged accomplices Hemendra Nath Sarma, Pranjal Kalita and Hirukamal Pathak.

Police have approached the exam conducting authority National Testing Agency (NTA) and asked about the data to aid their investigation. In this regard, NTA had also provided the infrastructural and human support to TCS to conduct the examinations.

The special investigating team, set up to probe the matter, came to know about it, following the viral recorded phone call conversation. In this phone call, the candidate had admitted to his friend about his proxy for appearing in the exam held on September 5.

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Neha Jain

Neha Jain is a teacher and a content writer with a good understanding of Education sector in India.

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