SC dismiss plea seeking cancellation of NEET 2021
In earlier, the Supreme Court has also dismissed an identical petition, seeking cancellation of NEET 2021 citing mass irregularities. Allowing of the petition at this stage will hamper the future of lakhs of students who appeared NEET 2021, the Court observed.
New Delhi: Supreme Court has dismissed the petition seeking cancellation of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test undergraduate exam (NEET-UG) held on September 12, 2021.
Petitioner Vishwanath Kumar has seeking cancellation of the NET-2021 citing reasons of alleged instances of cheating, malpractices, impersonation and paper leak.
A Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and BR Gavai said that cancellation of the exam at this stage will be detrimental to a large number of students.
The plea filed by thirteen NEET aspirants sought directions to call for a fact-finding report from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the States of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh regarding the alleged malpractices in NEET-UG 2021.
The petitioner also prayed that a fresh exam is held. Petitioner’s advocate Mamta Sharma said that even if when students benefits illegally, it would amount to grave injustice.
The petitioner prayed for the conduct of NEET afresh by ensuring standard security protocols and biometric authentication of students.
The plea also sought a stay on the declaration of results for NEET-UG 2021 till the current plea is disposed of. The top court had earlier dismissed a similar plea on October 4.