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Wife nabbed for ‘helping’ IPS officer cheat in UPSC exam

SNS | New Delhi |

Tamil Nadu police with help of Hyderabad police arrested Joicy Joy on Tuesday for assisting her husband, Safeer Karim, to cheat in the public recruitment examination in Chennai, according to media reports.

Joy has been taken into police custody for alleged role in helping Karim cheat in the civil services examination, according to media reports.

The 2015-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from Kerala was allegedly found to have used electronic devices to communicate with his wife during the examination on Monday.

Karim has been charged under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code for cheating and dishonesty and reportedly may face disciplinary action, including dismissal from service since he is still on probation.

Karim, who was serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Police in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, was appearing for the examination, since he wanted to become an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer after being ‘disoriented’ with the police service.

He had cleared the preliminary round of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and was writing the next round of examination when he was caught by the authorities.

According to media reports, Karim allegedly used, Bluetooth technology and body micro- camera to cheat in his exam. His wife and another accomplice used to orate him answers, which he used display them through his body-camera.

Karim had also started an IAS coaching institute –‘Karim’s La Excellence’– with multiple branches in south India.

(With agency inputs)