Supreme Court's shocking response to NEET - II leak petition

Anshul Sharma, a NEET aspirant had filed a petition in Supreme Court to demand a status report from the police into the alleged leakage of question papers in NEET - II

A Bench of Justices, Anil R. Dave and L. Nageswara Rao, heard the submissions made by the CBSE which stated that the seized material was entirely different from the original question paper of NEET Phase II and denied any paper leak.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to intervene in the ongoing investigation by the Uttarakhand police into the alleged paper leak of NEET Phase II which was conducted for undergraduate medical and dental courses on July 24.

The petition was represented by Senior Advocate Sanjay Hedge.

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The Bench stated that the court is not meant for monitoring into the probe. The bench stated that the police had seized the material and will take appropriate action. The Bench further stated that the SSP (Senior Superintendent of Police) of Haldwani is monitoring the investigation and the CBSE is also interested in maintaining its stature.

Nonetheless, the court has given its consent to the petitioner to approach the Uttarakhand High Court.

Vaibhav Srivastav, an advocate looking into the petitioner’s matter stated that they have withdrawn the plea. He stated that the Supreme Court has given them the liberty to approach the Uttarakhand High Court but they are uncertain of making the appeal.

The Haldwani Police had seized five people on charges of alleged leak of NEET 2 question paper on July 23, a day prior to NEET exam.

Mr.Hegde submitted that the questions had been disseminated prior to the exam to many candidates from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Azamgarh, Assam and Lucknow via Whatsapp.

However, the court refused to intervene stating that the police is already investigating into the probe.


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