NEET paper leak: NTA under fire from Supreme Court, will have to answer on CBI probe

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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Latest Update from Supreme Court on NEET 2024: The Supreme Court has Well During the hearing on the petition demanding a CBI inquiry into the UG 2024 paper leak case, notice has been issued to the Central Government and NTA (National Testing Agency). The Supreme Court has said that this matter is related to the future of 24 lakh students and it is concerned about it. The Supreme Court has asked the NTA to file a reply within two weeks. Other respondents have also been asked to file a reply during the next hearing of the case.

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This petition has also been clubbed with the already pending petition. The next hearing will be on July 8.

We are concerned about the students: Supreme Court

The matter was heard in the Supreme Court on Friday. During this, the petitioner's lawyer in the Supreme Court said that a CBI inquiry is needed in the paper leak case. On this, Justice Nath said that your argument is that a CBI inquiry should be ordered without hearing the other side? NTA's response is necessary before passing any order in this matter.

During this, the petitioner's lawyer said that the petitioner needs immediate relief. This matter is related to the future of 24 lakh students. In such a situation, NTA should present all the information related to the examination and it should be presented before the counseling of the candidates. During this, Justice Nath said that we are able to understand and we are concerned about all the students. Arguments in this case should be presented on July 8. The next hearing is on July 8.

During this, the lawyer appearing on behalf of the petitioner said that students are committing suicide in Kota. On this, Justice Nath said that you should not present emotional arguments without any basis. The case of suicide is not related to NEET UG 2024.

NEET passed, doubts over ineligibility

Another lawyer for the petitioner argued in the Supreme Court that the NTA had hidden some facts in the Supreme Court on Thursday. The NTA did not disclose the number of qualified students and the number of disqualified students. It only said that it had given the option of re-taking the exam to 1563 students.

The petitioner's lawyer said that out of the 1563 students who were given grace, 790 students were eligible and 773 students were ineligible. Even after giving grace, they are ineligible. On this, the Supreme Court told the petitioner to register his objection in this matter, we will consider it. The bench again said that it is not stopping the counseling.

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