A senior police officer in Southern India has been ordered to go on an indefinite leave by authorities on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in New Delhi after he was allegedly caught cheating in a law examination.
Ramesh Chennitala, Kerala State Home Minister, said TJ Jose, an Inspector General of Police, was found copying answers from pages torn from a textbook during the Master of Laws (LL.M) exam on Monday, May 4, 2015.
He said an inquiry had been ordered into the incident that he called “shameful” for police and the state.
According to reports, Jose has denied the charges, and alleged a conspiracy against him, claiming that he left the examination hall at 11.30 a.m. on his own. The exam was due from 10.00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“I have done nothing wrong and I will return for the last examination tomorrow (Tuesday),” he said.
Director General of Police, K.N. Balasubramanian assured that Jose would face the full punishment for the alleged offence.
In the meantime, an additional Director General of Police Shankar Reddy has been asked to file a report on the incident.