The police in Gujarat have launched an investigation after six individuals from the state failed to talk in English earlier than a US courtroom regardless of having a excessive rating in English proficiency take a look at IELTS. The lads had been caught getting into US on a ship from Canada in March this 12 months. Web too is baffled after the information in regards to the arrest of those individuals surfaced on-line. The probe has been launched on the request of American authorities, information company PTI reported.
Inspector Bhavesh Rathod from Mehsana police’s Particular Operations Group (SOG) was quoted as saying by PTI that the six individuals, all between the ages of 19 and 21, had been caught from a sinking boat within the Saint Regis river in Akwesasne, US, near the Canadian border.
“After they had been produced earlier than a courtroom within the US, they didn’t reply in English the questions requested by the decide. The courtroom needed to take the assistance of a Hindi translator. The courtroom was baffled as these college students had scored 6.5 to 7 bands in IELTS,” Inspector Rathod stated.
The Worldwide English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a regular take a look at of English proficiency for non-native audio system of the language, with rating being needed for admission in good faculties in a number of international locations.
Social media customers had been shocked by the information.
“Jugaad tradition going worldwide,” a consumer posted on Twitter. “Faking IELTS will land them in New Jersey for positive however as soon as caught it impacts all Indian college students making an attempt to make a profession,” stated one other.
The police stated that the six younger males appeared for examination in south Gujarat’s Navsari city on September 25, 2021, and went to Canada on pupil visa on March 19 this 12 months, practically two weeks earlier than they had been caught on the US-Canada border.
Inspector Rathod stated that every one the CCTV cameras on the banquet corridor the place the examination was carried out had been switched off.
The house owners of the company, which was authorised to conduct the examination, have been requested to seem earlier than the police as a part of the probe, reported PTI.