Friday, August 27, 2010

HC suspends five judges caught copying during LLM exam

Five judges belonging to the state subordinate judiciary were suspended by the Andhra Pradesh high court on Wednesday for allegedly copying while writing their LLM exams at the Arts College of Kakatiya University in Warangal. The incident took place on Tuesday. One of the judges was found copying from a law book hidden under his answersheet. Written slips and pages torn from textbooks were seized from other judges. The copying material was confiscated by university invigilators who stopped the judges from writing any further. The judges were doing LLM under the distance module from Kakatiya University as the degree would help them get increments.

Those placed under suspension include K. Ajitsimha Rao, Senior Civil Judge, Ranga Reddy district; M. Kistappa, Principal Senior Civil Judge, Anantapur; P. Vijayendar Reddy, Second Additional District Judge, Ranga Reddy district; M. Srinivasachary, Senior Civil Judge in Bapatla of Guntur district and Hanumantha Rao, Additional Junior Civil Judge in Warangal.

According to the university's additional controller of examinations, the candidates were taking exams when a team made a surprise visit.

Source: The Times of India, August 27, 2010

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