NEET-UG results: SC to hear plea seeking CBI probe into irregularities on July 8

Sc issues notices to CBI, NTA and seeks response within two weeks

Supreme Court The Supreme Court | Rahul R. Pattom

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the union government and National Testing Agency over pleas seeking the Central Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged irregularities in the NEET-UG 2024 examinations.

A Bench comprising of Justices Vikram Nath and Sandeep Mehta, hearing a plea seeking a CBI probe into alleged question paper leak and other malpractices in the conduct of 2024 NEET undergraduate examinations directed Centre and NTA to file its response within two weeks.

The apex court on Friday also heard a petition by NTA seeking the transfer of cases pending in various high courts on the NEET-UG row to the top court to avoid multiplicity of litigation and issued notices to private parties

The NTA, meanwhile, said it wanted to withdraw three other petitions, which were seeking the transfer of cases from high courts to the top court, as they pertained to grant of grace marks to 1,563 candidates on account of loss of time during the examination on May 5.

The counsel for the NTA said the issue has been settled and that he will be intimating the high court about the decision to cancel the compensatory marks given to 1,536 candidates and the consequential June 13 order of the top court. 

The Centre and the NTA on Thursday told the Supreme Court they have cancelled the grace marks given to 1,563 candidates who took the examination for admission to MBBS and other such courses. The SC ordered a re-examination on June 23 and a declaration of results before counselling begins.

-with inputs from agencies.

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