Assam: Prime accused in JEE scam arrested



A prime accused in the Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) scam was arrested on Sunday evening from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport in Guwahati, police said.

The Assam Police Headquarters said in a release that Bhargav Deka, the owner of a city-based coaching institute Global Edu Light, has been apprehended.

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Police had launched a hunt to nab the two prime accused - Deka and a Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) employee - in connection with the examination scam in which a candidate used a proxy and topped in the state.

So far, seven persons have been arrested with five, including the candidate, his father, two TCS employees and an invigilator arrested on Wednesday and remanded to five days police custody.