Supreme Court Seeks CBI Probe on NEET-UG Irregularities

The Supreme Court has asked for responses from the Centre and NTA regarding a plea for a CBI investigation into alleged question paper leaks and other irregularities in the NEET-UG exam. The matter will be reviewed on July 8, following the summer break.

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 14-06-2024 16:32 IST | Created: 14-06-2024 16:32 IST
Supreme Court Seeks CBI Probe on NEET-UG Irregularities
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In a notable development amidst the ongoing controversy over NEET-UG, the Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from the Centre and the NTA concerning a petition for a CBI investigation into allegations of question paper leaks and other discrepancies in the exam.

A vacation bench comprising Justices Vikram Nath and Sandeep Mehta, which reviewed a series of pleas, including a PIL by Hiten Singh Kashyap, also called for responses from the CBI and the Bihar government within two weeks.

The court announced that these pleas would be taken up along with other pending cases on July 8, once the court resumes after the summer vacation.

During the brief hearing, the bench expressed irritation when an attorney referred to student suicides in Kota, Rajasthan, a coaching hub, to support his argument for a CBI investigation.

Justice Nath remarked, ''Don't make unnecessary emotional arguments here.''

The bench acknowledged that the NTA's response was essential before any order could be issued regarding the CBI probe.

The Centre and the NTA stated on Thursday that they had retracted the grace marks awarded to 1,563 candidates who sat for the exam. These candidates can either retake the test or relinquish the compensatory marks.

The examination, conducted on May 5 across 4,750 centers, saw approximately 24 lakh students participating. Allegations of question paper leaks have been rampant, sparking protests in various cities and legal actions in multiple high courts and the Supreme Court.

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