CHENNAI/HYDERABAD: Law enforcement on Monday arrested a Tamil Nadu-cadre trainee IPS officer following Intelligence Bureau officers caught him cheating in the Union General public Assistance Commission (Major) Assessment at a examination centre in Egmore, Chennai.
Investigators mentioned Safeer Karim, an assistant superintendent of law enforcement in Nanguneri, Tirunelveli, took a cellphone, a Bluetooth-enabled miniature digital camera in a shirt button and wireless earpieces into the examination corridor in Presidency Ladies Greater Secondary School.
“Karim’s spouse, Joicy Pleasure, dictated the responses to him from Hyderabad,” an investigating officer mentioned.
The Hyderabad law enforcement designed coordinated arrests, using Pleasure into custody at `La Excellence IAS -The Institute for Civil Products and services‘ at Ashok Nagar Crossroads in Hyderabad, wherever she was a viewing faculty member, as very well as the institute’s director and Karim’s mate, P Rambabu. “Karim wished to be part of the IAS, so he took the UPSC examinations all over again,” the officer mentioned.
Karim, from Aluva, Kerala, who ranked 112 in a next endeavor at the UPSC examinations in 2015 following slipping short in the interview the preceding calendar year, is an electronics engineer and proprietor of Karim’s IAS, which trains civil services candidates and has branches in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. The officer mentioned the IB, suspecting that Karim experienced cheated in the to start with of five assessments in the UPSC examinations on Saturday, experienced place him underneath surveillance. They also monitored his spouse. 4 IB sleuths adopted him to the examination corridor on Monday wherever Karim properly tricked a pair of policemen who had been frisking candidates at the entry.
“Karim handed above his wallet and a cellphone to them from his trouser pockets, apologizing for forgetting to go away the handset in his vehicle,” the officer mentioned. “But he experienced concealed an additional telephone and wireless earpieces in his socks and a miniature digital camera in his shirt.” The three-hour examination started out at 9am. 20 minutes later, IB sleuths entered the corridor, searched Karim and seized the cellphone, which experienced concealed underneath his seat, the digital camera and earpieces.
“Karim admitted throughout interrogation that he took photographs of the question paper and despatched them to his spouse, who relayed the responses to him,” the officer mentioned. The IB officers handed him above to law enforcement, who booked him underneath related sections of the IPC, which include 420 (cheating and dishonesty) and 120b (prison conspiracy), and underneath provisions of the IT Act, and took him into custody.
Law enforcement on Tuesday evening manufactured Karim ahead of a magistrate, who remanded him in judicial custody. Officers mentioned he faces dismissal from the IPS due to the fact he is however on probation. Good friends informed investigators that following Karim fulfilled with an incident a short while ago and unsuccessful law enforcement health assessments, he considered he did not have a feasible foreseeable future unless he opted for the IAS, the officer mentioned. They informed officers that Karim experienced been a topper in the CAT organization college entrance exam, but in 2015 established up institutes in Kerala to train students for the civil services examinations. Kareem fulfilled Pleasure when she took a work as an economics instructor at his academy and married her in 2016.