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Assam Candidate Arrested For Using Proxy in Exam

Further, the invigilator of the exam on the basis of suspicion alerted the police and asked Dhemaji police to investigate the matter.

Assam Candidate Arrested For Using Proxy in Exam

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Sep 2021 9:37 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: The Assam police has arrested an aspirant for using a proxy candidate to sit for the exam on his behalf.

According to reports, the Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) exam which was scheduled on September 19, an aspirant named Jayprakash Pait made one proxy named Naren Pait appear for the exam.

Further, the invigilator of the exam on the basis of suspicion alerted the police and asked to investigate the matter.

Meanwhile, the duo was arrested on September 19 and sent to judicial custody by the Dhemaji police.

D.El.Ed, full form Diploma in Elementary Education, is a 2-years diploma course focused on primary teachers training. D.El.Ed provides training to the would-be teachers to teach students in the primary/upper primary school, aged between 6-15 years/class I to VIII.

Candidates who have completed their 10+2 or equivalent exam with a minimum average aggregate of 50% are eligible to apply for admission at the DElEd colleges.

D.El.Ed courses are offered as Full-time D.El.Ed and Distance DElEd. The DElEd Admission 2021 is conducted both on the basis of the D.el.ed entrance exams and merit list. Each state takes a different entrance exam to offer the Diploma in Elementary Education course and release the final DElEd Results after the entrance exams. Some of the popular D.El.Ed entrance exams are AP DEECET, Bihar DElEd JET, SCERT Odisha Entrance Exam, etc.

Earlier in 2020, the Azara Police arrested five persons in connection with the recent JEE (Main) examination scam in Guwahati.

All of them besides 20 others were grilled by the police during the day. Police sources informed that more arrests are likely to take place.

Among the arrested persons were Neel Nakshatra Das, who topped the State list using a proxy candidate and also his father — Dr Jyotirmoy Das. The Police also arrested Hemendra Nath Sarma and Pranjal Kalita — two employees of the 'Tata Consultancy Services' that conducted the examination as well as Hiru Kamal Pathak – the invigilator of the examination held at the 'Ion Digital Zone' at Borjhar here on September 5.

Police sources informed that Hiru Kamal Pathak helped Neel to come out of the examination centre after the candidate registered his biometric sample.

The arrests have been made following allegations and also evidence of an audio clip that he did not physically appear in the examination centre at the Ion Digital Zone.

Mentionable, the JEE Main results indicate that Neel has secured the All India Rank (AIR). With 99.8 percentages, he is also the State topper.

The twist in the case, however, is that reportedly the candidate himself revealed in the audio clip that somebody else had appeared in the examination in his place. Following this revelation in social media, an FIR was lodged in the Azara Police Station by Mitradev Sarmah, who also provided electronic evidence against the accused student.

The FIR said, "The student also revealed in the electronic evidence that an educational centre from the city helped him in this entire process. The candidate mentioned the name of this private coaching centre as 'Global Edu Light' which is located at GNB Road, Ambari.

"The candidate also confessed that his father had paid approximately Rs 15 to 20 lakhs for the purpose. Both the parents of the candidate are doctors."

The FIR mentions the accused candidate's parents as Dr Jyotirmoy Das, gynaecologist and Dr Lakshmi Das, an anesthesiologist. Both work in two private city hospitals.


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