An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, aspiring to enter the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), was arrested for cheating in the civil services main exam with Bluetooth equipment, a police officer said on Monday. Safeer Karim, currently an Assistant Superintendent of Police in Tirunelvelli district, was caught talking to his wife in Hyderabad for answers, according to the officer. The officer said being caught for cheating in exams will have a serious effect on Karim’s career. UPSC exam was being held in Chennai.The UPSC mains exams is currently being conducted at 24 cities across the country. As many as 763 candidates will be writing the exams which will be held till November 3.
In one such Center at Egmore Government Girls School, an IPS Officer was allegedly detained for attempting to cheat on the exams.If substantial evidence is discovered, Shabir Karim would be booked under IPC Section 420. Karim had cleared a similar test about two years ago but had then opted to join the Indian Police Service. Earlier this year, he cleared the preliminary round.
Sources said the government could cancel his appointment to the police if the police probe confirmed the allegation that he had cheated in the examination on Monday. (with IANS input)
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