IPS officer caught cheating in UPSC exam may lose job
Chennai : Safeer Karim, trainee IPS officer, arrested on charges of cheating in the civil services examination may lose his job in the police too.
Chennai Police held his wife and a training centre executive on charges of helping Safeer Karim in the exam; taking note of the allegation the Home Ministry assured that a strict action will be taken against the official if found guilty.
Safeer Karim had appeared in the civil services examination to try and get into the Indian Administrative Service, or IAS.
He had cleared the first of the three-stage examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.
He was writing exam for the second phase when he was allegedly caught for cheating. Electronic gadgets like a mobile phone, Bluetooth earpiece and a wireless camera was seized from him.
Mr Karim had joined the Indian Police Service, or IPS officer, after clearing the same examination once. He was ranked 112 in this examination and had earlier said, he chose the IPS over the IAS.