Gujarat cop asked to reply on copying charge

May 12th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by admin  

Ahmedabad, May 12 (IANS) A senior Gujarat police officer, facing charges of using ‘unfair means’ while appearing for a law degree examination last month, has been asked to present his arguments before a university committee by Wednesday. During a hearing by a 10-man panel Sunday, Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Rajnish Rai asked the Examination Reforms Committee of Gujarat University to provide him all the necessary documents so that he can file a reply.

Rai has also filed a writ petition in the Gujarat High Court asking for all related documents with the university.

An invigilator at the Siddhartha Law College, Gandhinagar, caught Rai April 25 for using a foot rule which had answers scribbled on it. Rai was appearing for his LLB examination. The invigilator had taken his paper out of the classroom and he was allowed to write again after half an hour.

Rai later denied reports that he was caught “copying” and said the charge was completely baseless.

He claimed that the foot rule had been scribbled upon by his six-year-old son and the writing on it was not related to his examination.

Rai, a deputy inspector general of police in the State Crime Records Bureau, Gandhinagar, was instrumental in the arrest of suspended IPS officer D.G. Vanzara in connection with the controversial staged shootout in which Sohrabuddin Sheikh was killed.

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