An investigation has been launched by the Gujarat police after six Indians failed to speak in English before a US court. Interestingly, all of them had a top score in the English proficiency test IELTS.
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Earlier in March this year, the men were caught entering the US on a boat from Canada.
The probe has been launched on the request of American authorities, according to news agency PTI.
The six people, aged between 19 and 21, were caught from a sinking boat in the Saint Regis river in Akwesasne, US, close to the Canadian border.
When produced before a court in the US, these men failed to answer in English the questions asked by the judge. The court was baffled as these students had scored 6.5 to 7 bands in IELTS.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standard test of English proficiency for non-native speakers of the language, with a good score being necessary for admission in good colleges in several countries.