Planet EDO manager appears before police

Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 week ago | 05-08-2022 | 06:00 am

Planet EDO manager appears before police

Indrajit Rajput, manager of Planet EDO which is an authorised agency to conduct IELTS exams, appeared before the Mehsana police on Thursday in the scam involving certain students managing fake IELTS bands to illegally migrate to the US. Earlier, four students identified as Dhruv Patel, Neel Patel, Urvish Patel and Savan Patel, who appeared for the IELTS exam at a centre in South Gujarat’s Navsari town on September 25, 2021, and went to Canada on student visas on March 19, were among the six who were caught while illegally crossing into the US from Canada by US authorities.When produced in the court in the US, they were not able to speak in English which raised the suspicion that they might have procured fake IELTS certificates. The US authorities had requested Gujarat police to investigate the role of IELTS centres from where illegal immigrants caught by the US authorities had appeared for the exam. “The agency was identified as Planet EDO and the four students had appeared from its branch located near Visat Petrol Pump in Sabarmati area. The ones who were caught while crossing into the US could be soon deported to India,” said a police official.A police official said, “During Rajput’s examination it emerged that instructions to keep the CCTV closed are given from the higher ups because there always remains a possibility of a leak. Also, Rajput’s responsibility was limited to booking IELTS slots for students at centres in various cities and towns of Gujarat. However, we will call Rajput again and if we get evidence of irregularities then the state could become the complainant or Planet EDO could become the complainant against the centres responsible for irregularities.”

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