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Silchar, Feb. 1: An impersonator was caught during the Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) held today at Gurucharan College.

According to sources, Mansur Ali Barbhuiyan, 29, a lecturer of Bengali in Madhab Chandra College, in Sonai area of the district, appeared for the exam instead of his elder brother, Saleh.

Sources said Saleh was the actual candidate and he was supposed to sit for the exam, which was held in hall number three of the college.

According to sources, after the commencement of the exam , the invigilator asked the alleged proxy candidate to show his admit card. He deciphered the mismatch between the candidate and the photo on the admit card.

The college authorities have registered a complaint and handed over the alleged impersonator to the police.

District mission coordinator, Sarba Siksha Abhiyan, M.K. Nath said, “We have handed over the accused to the police and he will be tried according to the law.”

Nath also verified that Mansur is indeed a lecturer with Sonai Madhab Chandra College.

Nearly 15,000 candidates applied for TET this time from Cachar district and there are 46 centres in the districts.

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