GUWAHATI: The mastermind at the back of the Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) scam-Bhargav Deka, the owner of a city-based coaching institute used to be sent to seven days of police remand on Monday.
After remained untraced, he used to be arrested on Sunday evening from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport in Guwahati.
Earlier, police had launched a hunt to arrest no less than two accused – Deka and a Tata Consultancy Products and services (TCS) employee – in connection with the examination scam in which a candidate used a proxy and topped in the state.
A minimum of seven persons were arrested in the JEE exam scam so far since Wednesday and undergoing police quizzing.
The JEE exam scam came to light following an audio clip of a phone call conversation went viral, where the candidate had admitted to his friend that a proxy used to be used for appearing in the exam on his behalf held on September 5.
Immediately, Azara police received a complaint and began the probe. The complainant had also alleged that the parents of the candidate, practicing doctors, paid over 15 lakh to Deka’s coaching institute in Guwahati to help their son in the examination.