Guwahati – Bhargav Deka, the alleged mastermind of JEE exam scam, used to collect contact details of students and parents by participating in majority of Edu-fairs held across the country, sources have revealed. He used to lure the parents by telling them he would help them pass with ease, sources added.
After being interrogated by the police, Bhargav Deka allegedly admitted that he was familiar with TCS exam superintendent Hemendra Nath Sharma through such an Edu-fairs. He also introduced Deka to several TCS employees.
Meanwhile, Bhargav Deka who is currently in seven days police custody, admitted that a huge network has risen in the state as well as the country where fake candidates are used to appear in exams.
Bhargav Deka took off to Bangkok after the JEE exam results were announced. However, he returned to Guwahati a few days later and was arrested by the Azara police. Deka, the owner of the Global Edulite Ambere, frequently participated in the educational fairs and built a huge network.
The police have also received inputs that the counsellor of Global Edulite counsellor, Kakoli Buzarbaurah, who was working as the main associate of Bhargav Deka, was creating scams in medical and engineering exams.
Bhargav Deka was produced before the chief judicial magistrate’s court on Monday. The Azara police filed a plea in the court seeking additional time for the custody of 14 days but the court remanded Bhargav Deka in police custody for seven days.
Bhargav Deka’s lawyer appealed for his bail in the court which the court rejected and sent him to police custody.
Recently, the examinee Neel Nakshatra Das, along with his father Dr Jortimay Das and three employees of the examination centre, was arrested in connection with a case registered under Section 120(b)/419/420/406 of the Indian Penal Code and section 624/2020 of the IT Act in this regard.
Kakoli Buzarbaruah of the Global Edulite Council was also arrested on Friday and was sent for three-day police custody after being produced before the court on Saturday. Meanwhile, based on Kakoli Buzarbaruah’s statement, Azara police have been conducting raids at several places and have collected a lot of evidence including computers, bank account details.
Police have even launched a search operation to find three other employees involved in the scam.
According to reports, Bhargav Deka used to sign a contract with parents for lakhs of rupees by identifying the wealthy students who took coaching with Global Edulite, and later guaranteed selection into engineering and medical colleges. For the past 8-10 years, Bhargav Deka and company have been making arrangements for the selection of ineligible candidates in exchange for large amounts of money.
According to sources, Bhargav Deka and company have been making deals with exam centres in exchange for a large amount of money and has been using a question paper or a sophisticated system of computer heeding. However, all this information will come to light after the inputs of Bhargav Das.
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