IPS probationary may be dismissed from service for cheating 

New Delhi: An IPS probationary officer, arrested for allegedly cheating in the UPSC examination in Chennai, is facing possible dismissal if he fails to give a proper explanation for his conduct, an official said today.

The Union Home Ministry, which is the cadre controlling authority of the Indian Police Service, has also sought a report from the Tamil Nadu government about the conduct of the 2015 batch officer Safeer Karim during the civil services (mains) examination on Sunday. Such a person is not fit to be in a service like IPS and action such as dismissal from the service may be initiated once a report from the state government is received, a home ministry official said here. However, Karim will be given an opportunity to explain his conduct. The Tamil Nadu cadre IPS probationary officer was caught while cheating during the UPSC mains examination at a centre in Egmore, Chennai.

He was appearing in the examination to get into the IAS. Karim, an assistant superintendent of police in Nanguneri, Tirunelveli, allegedly took a cellphone, a bluetooth-enabled miniature camera in a shirt button and wireless earpieces into the examination hall in Presidency girls higher secondary school. Karim’s wife allegedly dictated the answers to him from Hyderabad, police officials said in Chennai.