Chennai: In a high profile case of cheating in exams, a 29-year-old IPS officer on Monday was caught red handed while he was writing the UPSC Main Written exam with the help of his wife.
Safeer Karim had cracked the 2014 UPSC Civil Services Exam securing a rank of 112 and consequently appointed as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) at Nanguneri. He has re-appeared for the UPSC Civil Services Exams (CSE) to improve his rank and become an IAS officer.
However, he was caught red handed when he found cheating in the UPSC Main exam 2017 at Presidency Girls Higher Secondary School in Chennai on Monday.
"He was arrested after a thorough probe," a senior police officer told NDTV .
Karim reportedly used a bluetooth device to write the exam as his wife dictated him answers over a phone from Hyderabad.
The UPSC Main written exam is currently being conducted at 24 cities across the country. The last paper will be held on November 3.
UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) is considered as one of the toughtest exams in India. According to reports, Karim, an engineering graduate, was also running a coaching centre for other Civil Services aspirant.
Sources said the government could cancel his appointment as ASP if the police probe confirmed the allegation that he had cheated in the examination.