Acting on the FIR of a person from Guwahati, Assam Police on Wednesday revealed a fraud in the recently held JEE Mains Exams (JEE Mains Exams), where the toppers in Assam with 99.8% marks in JEE The candidate is arrested along with his father and three others who arranged a proxy to write the exam for him.
Police of Azara Police Station on the outskirts of Guwahati have arrested candidates Neil Nakshatra Das, his father Dr. Jyotirmoy Das (a doctor in Guwahati) and Hamendra Nath Sarma, Pranjal Kalita and Hiralal Pathak (employees of the examination center in Guwahati).
The center is operated by TCS-iON, a unit of Tata Consultancy Services. Police sources say that TCS had leased our infrastructure from the local agency. All the accused will be produced in the court on Thursday.
Guwahati Police Commissioner M.P. Gupta told NDTV, “An FIR has been lodged against Azher (JEE) Men’s Topper in Assam for allegedly using a proxy to sit for the exam. We have investigated the case and found out that a proxy was used by the candidate with the help of another agency acting as a middle agency. Employees of the testing center in Guwahati are also included. We are looking for more people. This may not be a case but may be part of a larger scam in which people from across the country may be involved. We are looking at all aspects. “
According to police sources, the FIR has been filed by Mitradev Sharma on 23 October and based on the FIR, the Ajra Police has started its investigation. The incident came to light after an alleged phone call recording and some screenshots of social media chat went viral.
In which the candidate has reportedly confessed to using unfair means to get the highest marks. Police sources said that the investigator (Invigilator) of the examination center had helped him get out of the center after writing his roll number on the answer book and signature, which was later filled by his proxy elsewhere.
The examination center in which the examination center was sitting has already been sealed and the management has been called by the police. The Assam Police has also informed the National Testing Agency (NTA) and asked them to help them in examining the data related to JEE Mains.