A total of five persons, including a Guwahati-based specialist doctor, have been arrested by Assam Police in connection with a case related to the use of a proxy candidate in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains 2020.

A case (No 624/2020) was registered in Azara police station under sections 120(b)/419/420/406 IPC r/w 66D IT Act after an FIR was lodged stating that a student from Assam topped JEE Mains 2020 using a proxy to sit in the exam on his behalf.

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The arrested specialist doctor has been identified as Dr Jyotirmoy Das.

The four other arrested persons have been identified as Neel Nakshatra Das, son of Dr Jyotirmoy Das; Hamendra Nath Sarma, Pranjal Kalita and Hirukamal Pathak.

The FIR was filed by one Mitradev Sharma on October 23 and on the basis of the FIR, Azara police started an investigation and arrested the 5 culprits involved in the scam.

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Dr Jyotirmoy Das is a gynecologist at Down Town Hospital in Guwahati.

It has been alleged that Dr Jyotirmoy Das had asked the proxy candidate to sit in the examination on behalf of his son, Neel Nakshatra Das.

Neel Nakshatra Das topped JEE Mains 2020 from Assam by scoring 99.8%.

The JEE topper using unfair means to score the highest marks came to light after a phone call recording went viral on social media, in which the candidate confessed to have used unfair means to crack the exams.

JEE Mains 2002 was held on September 5.

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