KOCHI:ADGP Sankar Reddy began the investigation into the ‘examination cheating’ case involving Thrissur Range IG T J Jose on Wednesday by visiting the St Paul’s College, Kalamassery and recording the statements of witnesses.
Sankar Reddy told ‘Express that his team recorded the statements of six officials including two invigilators P C Binu and Jose and two MG University administrative superintendents Sree Ranjini and Shine Joy and two external supervisors Terrans and V J Peter.
It will take a couple of days to complete the probe and the report is expected to be submitted to the Home Department on Friday, he said. College principal V J Peter who recorded his statements before the investigation team, said that apart from recording the statements of the staff, the ADGP visited the classroom where the IG was caught copying red-handed by the staff and inspected the surroundings.
Police said the IG would be told to summon before the investigation team either on Thursday or Friday and the ADGP would record his statements.
IG T J Jose was caught copying St Paul’s College, Kalamassery, while appearing for LLM examination. Soon after the incident, the IG was expelled from the classroom, though he didn’’t handover the bits of papers he used for copying.
Later, the MG University officials confirmed the copying by the IG after holding a preliminary investigation into the incident by A C Babu, Deputy Registrar (Exams).
The university then subsequently debarred him from appearing the examinations and the home department also directed the IG to go on leave.