New petition filed in Supreme Court, demand for cancellation of NEET-UG exam and CBI investigation under court supervision

20 students have filed a new petition in the Supreme Court against the alleged irregularities in the NEET-UG exam. It has been demanded to cancel the exam and investigate the matter by an independent agency under the supervision of the court. The petition filed states that in view of the confirmed cases of question paper leak, the sanctity of the examination is doubtful.

Jun 15, 2024 - 18:58
 0
New petition filed in Supreme Court, demand for cancellation of NEET-UG exam and CBI investigation under court supervision
New petition filed in Supreme Court, demand for cancellation of NEET-UG exam and CBI investigation under court supervision

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court demanding the cancellation of the NEET-UG 2024 exam. Apart from this, the petition has appealed to get the alleged irregularities in the examination held on May 5 investigated by the CBI or any other independent agency under the supervision of the apex court. In the petition filed by 20 students who have appeared in the medical entrance examination, the apex court has also sought a direction from the National Testing Agency (NTA) and others to conduct a fresh examination.

The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Center and NTA on a petition seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into allegations of question paper leak and other irregularities in the examination. The new petition states that in view of the 'widespread irregularities and cheating', re-examination will only help deserving students get admission to medical institutions.

The petition states that the sanctity of the examination is questionable in view of the confirmed cases of question paper leak. According to media reports, an FIR has also been registered in this case and several people have been arrested. The petition also states that the declared result has shown that 67 candidates have scored 720 out of 720 marks. At the same time, an extraordinary increase of more than 400 percent has also been recorded in the number of students scoring 620-720 marks.

The petition has requested that the CBI or any other independent agency under the supervision of the court conduct a thorough inquiry into the anomalies so that justice can be served to a large number of deserving pupils. The petition requested that the court appoint and oversee a committee to review the educational background, forensic analysis, and investigation of all such candidates with scores of 620 or higher.

The petition also asked the NTA and others to take appropriate actions to ensure openness and fairness in the test process, as well as to address future concerns about alleged cheating, question paper leaks, and unfair tactics in NEET-UG exams.

Also Read: All eyes once again on Supreme Court regarding Electoral Bond, petition filed in SC for reconsideration

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer