AIPMT malpractice charges: SC seeks response

May 19, 2015 02:50 am | Updated April 03, 2016 04:05 am IST - NEW DELHI:

The Supreme Court on Monday took up for urgent consideration a petition alleging malpractice in the 2015-16 All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) examination.

The petition, filed by Tanvi Sarwal through advocate Prashant Bhushan, said that at least 90 leaked answer keys were transmitted to candidates in return for Rs.15 lakh-Rs. 20 lakh in cash.

A vacation Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and U.U. Lalit directed the Union of India, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the Medical Council of India and Haryana, where irregularities were detected, to respond and scheduled the next hearing for May 21.

‘Answer keys leaked’

The petition alleged that investigations had revealed that the answer keys were leaked through a gang operating in different States, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

It was alleged that the examination, conducted on May 3, stood vitiated in the light of the police probe, carried out in several States, which suggest the widespread ramification of the alleged leak.

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