While the aspirants are busy buckling down for their exam preparations, there also exist people who are strategizing on how to trick and cheat in the exam.
A shocking incident came to light when IPS officer Safeer Karim was caught red-handed while cheating in the UPSC (mains) examination in Chennai on Monday.
What shocked us more was to know that his wife also supported him to do such-a-thing! Looking at the darker side of the technology, Karim used some techie gadgets to facilitate his wrong-doing.
By the use of a micro camera which he had mounted on his chest and connected to Google drive, the camera was able to scan the paper and send through Google drive to the intended recipient. Miles across in Hyderabad, his wife, Joicy Joyce orally responded the answers via Bluetooth.
If this Plan A fails, he also had a brilliant Plan B lined up. In the breakage of voice, he would write on a paper with a pencil, telling her that, the voice wasn’t audible. After receiving this, she would then speak louder.
Surprisingly, Joyce also had a person to jolly-well accompany them in this crime. They were assisted by an associate named Dr. P Rambabu who also happens to be a very good friend of Karim. Helping the criminals to make their plan more executable, Dr. Rambabu provided hi-tech support to Joyce to help her husband cheat. Then both then transmitted answers to Karim, by using computers, laptops, an iPad and other various gadgets.
While Joyce and Rambabu got arrested on Tuesday as Hyderabad police; the Union home ministry has sought details from the state police about the case.
Hyderabad central zone task force inspector S Srinivas Rao told Hindustan Times,
We have handed both the accused to a team of Chennai police headed by a DCP rank officer P Aravindan. They are interrogating the accused now in Hyderabad, before taking them to Chennai.
The gadgets are seized by the task force and are handed over to the Chennai police.
The police official said,
Both Karim and Joyce are from Kerala. He was selected for IPS in 2015 and underwent training at the Sardar Vallabbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad. He was assigned to TN cadre. But, he was not satisfied with the selection for IPS. Keen on becoming IAS, he resorted to the malpractice.
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