JEE exam scam: Four more arrested on Wednesday besides the prime accused

Guwahati: In a major development in the alleged JEE exam scam, four more accused have been arrested by the Azara police besides the arrest of the prime accused Neel Nakshatra Das. The other four accused arrested are – Dr. Jyotirmoy Das, Hamendra Nath Sarma, Pranjal Kalita and Hirukamal Pathak.

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The Guwahati police have informed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by DCP (West) to investigate the ase. An FIR was lodged at Azara police station against the student who allegedly cracked the JEE (Main) examination on September 5, 2020.

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The Officer-in-Charge of Azara police station also said that the complainant Mitradev Sarmah has also provided electronic evidence against the student.

“According to the evidence received, the candidate himself revealed that he came out of the examination hall after doing biometrics with the help of an invigilator and someone else appeared in the examination in place of him. As far the information received, the candidate obtained 99.8 percent and AIR rank without appearing in the examination,” stated the FIR.

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