SRINAGAR: A J&K constable was on Monday suspended from service for allegedly facilitating copying by candidates, who were writing class 10th board examinations in Kishtwar district.
“Following complaints against a policeman who was facilitating copying in 10th class bi-annual examination at an examination centre in Wadwan area of district Kishtwar, the Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police K Rajendra Kumar has ordered immediate suspension of the accused policeman from the service,” an official spokesman said.
Photographs appeared on social networking sites showing the policeman, with his service weapon slinging on his shoulder, helping some candidates with chits and books to write the examination.
The alleged involvement of the cop in facilitating copying at the examination centre was brought to the notice of the Education Minister Naeem Akhtar by some locals, who had forwarded a video-clip of the misconduct of the policeman as proof, the spokesman said.
The minister took up the matter with the DGP, seeking disciplinary action against the accused cop.
“The DGP has placed the accused cop under suspension pending inquiry and if the charges are proved, the policeman will be dismissed from the service,” Akhtar said.
The minister said that clear instructions have been conveyed to the district administrations and education department functionaries across the state that the government would not tolerate any misconduct during examinations by any official or non-official.
Strict action would be taken against the persons involved in promoting copying menace, he added.