The Andhra Pradesh High Court has suspended five judges for allegedly copying while writing the LLM (Master of Law) examination held at Kakatiya University’s Arts College in Warangal district.

The five judges were allegedly caught copying by a squad of invigilators of the varsity during the first-year LLM exams on August 24 at Warangal town, about 150 km from here, a senior court official said.

According to N Manohar, the university’s additional controller of examinations, the candidates were taking their examinations in Room No 102 when a team headed by him made a surprise visit.

One of the judges was found copying from a law book hidden under his answer sheet.

Written slips and pages torn from textbooks were seized from other judges.

All the material was confiscated by the invigilators who stopped the judges from writing any further.

After a report was received from the Kakatiya University, Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court Mohammad Kakru placed the five judges under suspension pending inquiry against them, the official said.

The suspended judges are Ajitsimha Rao, Vijender Reddy, M Kistappa, Srinivasachary and Hanumantha Rao.