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Supreme Court rejects plea for report on NEET ‘malpractices’

Aspirants show their admit card before appearing in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test -Under Graduates (NEET-UG-2021) at an examination centre in Ranchi.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a petition to call for a report on investigations in the FIRs registered in different States over the alleged malpractices in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) held on September 12.

A Bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao said any interference now would be detrimental to a large number of students.

“We cannot interfere. We understand what you say but it will create a lot of confusion. Any interference at our hands will be detrimental to a large number of students,” Justice Rao, accompanied by Justice B.R. Gavai on the Bench, said.

Senior advocate Salman Khurshid, appearing for the petitioners, said FIRs had been filed at various places and sought the top court’s direction to call for a fact-finding report on the issue.

The top court refused to budge, saying anything said or done by it at this stage would be taken out of context and confuse students.

The court was hearing a plea filed by Vishwanath Kumar and others contending that on the date of the NEET UG examination, the CBI had registered FIR against four accused persons and unknown others, stating that the process of examination was manipulated by using proxy candidates.


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