A top officer of Kerala Police on Monday found himself in an embarrassing situation as he was sent out of an examination hall after he was found copying. The official was later asked to go on leave by state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala.
Thrissur Range Inspector General (IG) of Police T.J. Jose IPS was appearing for the LLM (Master of Laws) examination of Mahatma Gandhi University at St. Paul’s College in Kalamassery when he was found copying. The invigilator, who did not know it was the IG, caught the top cop ‘red-handed’ and found torn pages of a study materiel from Jose, Manorama News reported.
Confirming the incident to media, V.J. Peter, vice principal of the St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery, said the incident will be intimated to the Mahatma Gandhi University.
On hearing about the incident, Chennithala asked the police official to go on immediate leave.
When quizzed about what happened, Jose rejected the reports and said that he had completed writing the exam.
Jose, however, told media that even though the examination was from 10.00 a.m. to 1 p.m, he left the examination hall around 11.30 a.m.
“It is true that I wrote the exam, but the rest of the report is not true. I finished the test and stepped out of the exam hall half-an-hour before the allotted time. I don’t know how such a news item has cropped up,”Â the IG said.
“I have done nothing wrong and I will return to write the last examination tomorrow,” he said.
Director General of Police K.N. Balasubramanian said action would be taken against the erring official and Additional Director General of Police Shankar Reddy has been asked to prepare a report after conducting a probe.