Indian Government on Tuesday in New Delhi ordered a senior police officer in southern India, to proceed on indefinite leave 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 exam on Monday.

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He said an inquiry had been ordered into the incident that he called “shameful” for police and the state.

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Jose has denied the charges, and alleged a conspiracy against him.

He admitted that his superiors had called him to explain the incident.

According to a report, in March, more than 1,000 men were arrested in the eastern state of Bihar for using impersonators to take police recruitment tests.

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“Same month, more than 300 people, mostly parents, were arrested in the state for helping children cheat and copy answers in school examinations.’’