Chennai: IPS officer on probation caught cheating in civil services test, held

Sources said Safeer Karim was using a Bluetooth device to procure answers from his wife during a general studies test when he was caught by a Union Public Service Commission squad

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Chennai: A trainee IPS officer was caught indulging in malpractice during the Civil Service mains examination held in the City on Monday.

Safeer Karim, a police officer has been caught for cheating in exam.

As per initial investigation report, Safeer Karim - the accused cheater - was carrying a cellphone, Bluetooth-enabled button camera sticked to his shirt and a wireless earpiece while writing exam in Presidency Girls Higher Secondary School.

Safeer was, until Monday serving as a station in charge and was undergoing training in Nanguneri sub division in Tirunelveli district.

The officer Safeer Karim is now posted as ASP at Nanguneri.

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Currently, UPSC exams are underway and are being held at twenty-four cities across the country and around 763 candidates would be appearing for the exams which will end on November 3, reported India Today.

Karim reportedly used a bluetooth device to write the exam as his wife dictated him answers over a phone from Hyderabad.

Police sources said that he was under the watch of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) sleuths since the main examination began on Saturday after reports about the possibility of him indulging in malpractice.

Safeer was handed over to the police and booked under IPC sections 420, 120B, 34 and section 66 of Information Technology Act.

Chennai police have also sought the cooperation of their Hyderabad counterparts to arrest Karim's wife. Police on Tuesday night produced Karim before a magistrate, who remanded him in judicial custody.

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