AIIMS paper leak: Delhi HC seeks CBI probe report
The Delhi High Court issued notice to the Centre, the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), while seeking a status report on the AIIMS MBBS paper leak case.
The court has directed the investigating agency to file the detail report within a week.
Moreover, a writ petition seeking the status report was filed in the high court by Vyayam whistle-blower Dr Anand Rai.
The case is represented by advocate Prashant Bhushan and is listed for next hearing on August 16.
The CBI, on June 15, had registered a case to look into the alleged cheating instances in the AIIMS MBBS entrance examination conducted online on May 28.
In his petition filed through advocate Harsh Parashar, Rai – who had also alleged that AIIMS MBBS seats were being "sold" – has sought direction to AIIMS to conduct fresh entrance examination for admission to the MBBS course for the academic session 2017, if the exam is found to be entirely and irreversibly vitiated after investigations.
As per reports, the CBI conducted searches at one place in Bagaha, Bihar and at six places in Ghaziabad including the HRIT campus in Morta area of Ghaziabad.
The premier investigation agency has seized digital evidence in connection with the case.
The exam was held by AIIMS examination committee for admission in 107 seats and the result was announced on June 15.
The counselling procedure at AIIMS began on July 3 and the academic session will start from August 1.