An FIR has been registered with the Azara Police in Assam against the topper of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains allegedly for using a proxy to sit in the examination on his behalf.

The examination was held on September 5.

The JEE topper using unfair means to score the highest marks came to light after a phone call recording and a few screenshots of a WhatsApp chat went viral on social media, in which the candidate has confessed to having used unfair means to score the highest marks.

In the phone call, the candidate was heard saying that the invigilator of the examination centre had helped him to get out of the centre after writing his roll number on the answer sheet and signature, which was later filled up by his proxy somewhere else.

The FIR has been filed by one Mitradev Sharma on October 23 and based on the FIR, the Azara Police has begun its investigation.

The examination centre in which the candidate had sat for the examination has already been sealed and the management has been summoned by the police.

Meanwhile, the police have got in touch with National Testing Agency (NTA) and sought data related to the JEE Mains to help them in their investigation.

The candidate is presently outside the state and the police are yet to call him for questioning.

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