Assam man appears as proxy candidate in JEE exams, scores 99.8 pct; arrested by police
The Assam police are investigating a case of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains where a candidate allegedly used a proxy to appear in the test on his behalf during the examination held in September this year.
The Assam police are investigating a case of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains where a candidate allegedly used a proxy to appear in the test on his behalf during the examination held in September this year. According to a FIR lodged by Mitradev Sharma at the Azara police station in Guwahati, the candidate, who scored 99.8%, allegedly didn’t appear for the test held on September 5.
“A complaint was filed in this regard on October 23. We have constituted a special investigation team to probe the allegations. The FIR alleges the candidate used a proxy to appear in the test on his behalf,” said Suprotiv Lal Baruah, Additional DCP (West), Guwahati.
His doctor father and three other accomplices were also apprehended in this connection.
The arrests were made after a complaint was lodged with the police alleging that the candidate did not appear for the test held on September 5 and someone else had written the examination on his behalf at a centre in Guwahati, police said.
A person identified as Mitradev Sharma lodged the complaint on October 23. He said that the candidate scored 99.8 per cent in the JEE-Mains, an entrance examination for admission to engineering colleges. The police constituted a special investigation team to probe the allegation and the five were arrested subsequently.
The police did not divulge the role of the three persons, who were nabbed besides the candidate and his father, in the incident. The candidate admitted this fraud to a friend during a phone call which was recorded, police said.
However, the connection between the friend and the complainant was also not clear.
Sharma alleged that on the day of the exam, the candidate entered the specified centre at Borjhar area, but came out after completing the biometric attendance with the help of an invigilator and another person wrote the exam.
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