Bhargav Deka confesses to hiring proxy candidates, sobbed at lock up

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Published: November 2,2020 01:09 PM
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November 2, 2020: The Global Edu Light Institute, the institute at the centre of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) scam had been running a racket of admission in premium institutes of the country.

November 2, 2020: The Global Edu Light Institute, the institute at the centre of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) scam had been running a racket of admission in premium institutes of the country for quite some time.



The institute hires proxy candidates for the students at a premium price to facilitate their admission into some top institutes of the country.



Bhargav Deka, the owner of the institute and a key accused in the scam has confessed to running a racket of admission in some premium institutes of the country.



Deka, who was arrested on Sunday has admitted during interrogation that he has contacts at several top educational institutes of the country through which he facilitates admission of a student. For this, he hires proxy candidates who sit in the entrance examinations in place of the original candidate. For this service, he charges a hefty amount from the student.



City Police Commissioner MP Gupta told DY365 that Deka now is repenting for what he did and had sobbed inconsolably during interrogation at the Panbazar Police Station lock up on Sunday night. On his arrest, the Commissioner said that they had prior input about Deka's return and had laid a trap to nab him as soon as he lands.



According to the CP, Deka also confessed that he went into hiding soon after the audio clip of Neel Nakshatra Das went viral. Deka was arrested from Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport on Sunday evening while he landed from Bangkok via Delhi.



Kakoli Bujarbarua, another employee of Global Edu Light who worked as the conduit between the institute and the clients has been arrested. Besides, Neel Nakshantra Das, a candidate, his father Dr. Jyotirmoy Das and some employees of the Tata Consultatncy Service have been arrested by police in the case.



Neel had topped in the JEE from Assam. But it was his phone conversation with a friend which brought the entire matter to light. During the conversation, Neel had revealed that though he topped in the JEE, he never sat in the exam and it was someone else who sat for him.



He was sent out of the exam hall soon after taking the biometric attendance and a proxy candidate sat on his behalf. After the audio clip went viral, Mitradev Sarma, a concerned citizen had lodged an FIR at the Azara police station based on which the police busted the racket.