Google drive, bluetooth, micro camera: How mother ‘helped’ IPS officer lie in exams

IPS officer Safeer Karim who was caught red-handed while intrigue in a UPSC (mains) hearing in Chennai on Monday, had trawled a darknet to find ways to kick invigilators during a hearing centre.

Karim used a micro camera mounted on his chest and connected to Google drive. The camera would indicate a paper and send by Google expostulate to a dictated recipient, in this case, his mother Joicy Joyce who was in Hyderabad. Joyce would give a answer orally, that would strech him by Bluetooth. If a voice was not audible, he would write on a paper with a pencil, that he would indicate again and send to his wife. She would afterwards pronounce louder.

Joyce was allegedly assisted by an associate named Dr P Rambabu, executive of La Excellence IAS Study Circle during Ashoknagar in Hyderabad, who supposing hi-tech support to her to assistance her father cheat. The dual used computers, laptops, an iPad and other gadgets to broadcast answers to Karim

On Tuesday, Hyderabad military arrested Joyce and Rambabu for allegedly assisting Karim lie in a polite services examination. The arrests came after a Chennai military sloping off their Hyderabad counterparts.

The Union home method has sought sum from a state military about a case. Sources pronounced if Karim fails to explain his conduct, he could face exclusion from use as he is still a probationer.

“We have handed both a indicted to a group of Chennai military headed by a DCP arrange officer P Aravindan. They are interrogating a indicted now in Hyderabad, before holding them to Chennai,” Hyderabad executive section charge force examiner S Srinivas Rao told Hindustan Times.

The charge force also seized mechanism tough disks, laptops, an iPad and other gadgets from them and handed them over to a Chennai police. Karim was portion as additional superintendent of military in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunalveli district.

“Both Karim and Joyce are from Kerala. He was comparison for IPS in 2015 and underwent training during a Sardar Vallabbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad. He was reserved to TN cadre. But, he was not confident with a preference for IPS. Keen on apropos IAS, he resorted to a malpractice,” a military central said.

Apparently, Karim and Rambabu were good friends. “Karim set adult an IAS coaching centre in a name of Karim’s La Excellence in Thiruvananthapuram in partnership with Rambabu,” examiner Rao said.

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