Examining authorities and participants at a UPSC mains exam centre were in a shock Monday after an IPS officer was caught cheating during the exam held in Chennai.
The UPSC mains exams is currently being conducted at 24 cities across the country. As many as 763 candidates will be writing the exams which will be held till November 3.
In one such Center at Egmore Government Girls School, an IPS Officer was allegedly detained for attempting to cheat on the exams.
The officer was identified as Safeer Karim, currently posted as ASP at Nanguneri. Safeer Karim was using a bluetooth device to connect with his wife who was in Hyderabad.
Safeer Karim was detained by the authorities for using a bluetooth device inside the exam hall and is being questioned. If substantial evidence is discovered, Safeer Karim would be booked under IPC Section 420.