Safeer Karim: IPS officer jailed for cheating in UPSC, wife arrested in Hyderabad | Chennai News
CHENNAI/HYDERABAD: Police on Monday arrested a Tamil Nadu-cadre trainee IPS officer after Intelligence Bureau officers caught him dishonest within the Union Public Service Fee (Important) Examination at a take a look at centre in Egmore, Chennai.
Investigators mentioned Safeer Karim, an assistant superintendent of police in Nanguneri, Tirunelveli, took a cellphone, a Bluetooth-enabled miniature digicam in a shirt button and wi-fi earpieces into the examination corridor in Presidency Women Larger Secondary College.
“Karim’s spouse, Joicy Pleasure, dictated the solutions to him from Hyderabad,” an investigating officer mentioned.
The Hyderabad police made coordinated arrests, taking Pleasure into custody at `La Excellence IAS -The Institute for Civil Companies’ at Ashok Nagar Crossroads in Hyderabad, the place she was a visiting school member, in addition to the institute’s director and Karim’s buddy, P Rambabu. “Karim needed to hitch the IAS, so he took the us exams once more,” the officer mentioned.
Karim, from Aluva, Kerala, who ranked 112 in a second try at the us exams in 2015 after falling quick within the interview the earlier yr, is an electronics engineer and proprietor of Karim’s IAS, which trains civil service candidates and has branches in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. The officer mentioned the IB, suspecting that Karim had cheated within the first of 5 assessments in the us examinations on Saturday, had put him below surveillance. In addition they monitored his spouse. 4 IB sleuths adopted him to the examination corridor on Monday the place Karim efficiently tricked a few policemen who have been frisking candidates on the entry.
“Karim handed over his pockets and a cellphone to them from his trouser pockets, apologizing for forgetting to depart the handset in his automobile,” the officer mentioned. “However he had hid one other telephone and wi-fi earpieces in his socks and a miniature digicam in his shirt.” The three-hour examination began at 9am. Twenty minutes later, IB sleuths entered the corridor, searched Karim and seized the cellphone, which had hid below his seat, the digicam and earpieces.
“Karim admitted throughout interrogation that he took pictures of the query paper and despatched them to his spouse, who relayed the solutions to him,” the officer mentioned. The IB officers handed him over to police, who booked him below related sections of the IPC, together with 420 (dishonest and dishonesty) and 120b (prison conspiracy), and below provisions of the IT Act, and took him into custody.
Police on Tuesday night time produced Karim earlier than a Justice of the Peace, who remanded him in judicial custody. Officers mentioned he faces dismissal from the IPS as a result of he’s nonetheless on probation. Mates informed investigators that after Karim met with an accident lately and failed police health assessments, he believed he didn’t have a viable future except he opted for the IAS, the officer mentioned. They informed officers that Karim had been a topper within the CAT enterprise college entrance examination, however in 2015 arrange institutes in Kerala to coach college students for the civil service exams. Kareem met Pleasure when she took a job as an economics instructor at his academy and married her in 2016.
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