<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A trainee IPS officer from Tirunelveli was arrested by the Chennai police on Monday after Intelligence Bureau (IB) Officers caught him cheating in the Union Public Service Commission (Main) Examinations. The officer was identified as Safeer Karim, currently posted as ASP at Nanguneri. Safeer Karim was using a Bluetooth device to connect with his wife.According to reports, Karim smuggled a cellphone and Bluetooth enabled earpieces into the examination hall. His wife reportedly dictated the answers to him from Hyderabad. She was arrested by Hyderabad police from a coaching centre. Karim wanted to join the IAS, so he decided to appear in the UPSC exam one more time, two years after he successfully cleared the entrance tests and became an IPS officer.”The photo of question paper was clicked with the camera in the shirt button and automatically sent via gmail to his wife Joicy . The other team in Hyderabad downloaded question paper and read out answers to Karim over the phone,” said a police officer, reports the Times of India.According to the officer, Karim admitted to wrongdoing, reports the Times of India. The IB officers handed him over to the Egmore police, who booked him under sections 420 (cheating and dishonesty) and120b (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and section 66 of the IT Act and took him into custody. According to the report, friends told investigators that after Karim met with an accident recently and failed police fitness tests, he believed he was left with no option but to opt for IAS. They also said that Karim had topped the CAT exam.The UPSC mains examination is currently being conducted in 24 cities across the country. As many as 763 candidates will be writing the exams which will be held till November 3.


IPS officer caught cheating in UPSC examination with the help of wife, both arrested