THRISSUR: Putting Thrissur Range IG T J Jose in a tight spot, MGU Joint Registrar A C Babu, who had come up with a preliminary report confirming that the IG was caught for copying during the LLM Crime-II paper examination held at St Paul’s College, Kalamassery, on Monday, confirmed the same while North Zone ADGP N Shankar Reddy recorded his statement here on Friday morning.
The statement was recorded as part of the inquiry being conducted by the top cop into the allegation of copying by the IG. The ADGP had recorded the statements of the witnesses at the college on Thursday.
Speaking to ‘Express’, Babu said he stood by what he had stated in the preliminary report handed over to the MGU Vice-chancellor the other day.
“The ADGP asked for the certified copies of two documents related to the examination, and I handed over the documents to him. Besides, during the hour-long procedure of recording statement, he asked about my inference on the incident, which I provided,” he added.
The preliminary report, which was prepared by collecting supporting evidence from five officials associated with the conduct of the LLM examination and submitted by the Joint Registrar, who was promoted from the post of Dy Registrar on Thursday, had reportedly confirmed the malpractice committed by the IG.
The ADGP refused to divulge details of Babu’s statement, but said that the report of the police inquiry would be submitted to the DGP next week.
IG Denies Charges
The ADGP also recorded the statement of T J Jose on Friday. Jose reportedly told his superior that there was no such incident of him copying during the LLM exam.