SC asks CBSE not to declare pre-med results till June 10
A vacation bench of justices Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy granted one more week to Haryana police on Wednesday to file a fresh report indicating the number of beneficiaries of the alleged irregularities in the pre-medical examination. It asked <g data-gr-id="27">police</g> to identify as many candidates as possible who had been benefited from the alleged leak.
During the hearing, the bench said it would decide whether to re-conduct the examination after receiving the status report from the police on June 10. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was to declare the results of the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) on June 5.
“We are fully aware of all this. The bigger issue is that the sanctity of the examination is under suspicion. We want to be doubly sure that there is no alternative but to order re-conduct of the examination,” it said, adding that it does want to take a decision “in haste”.
“We have to be doubly sure. We do not want to be criticised for any action,” it said and asked the police to “hunt” for other beneficiaries. “We are expecting the probe to conclude,” the bench said, adding that this was “important” to decide the future course of action.
At the outset, the counsel for Haryana police told the court that so far 12 persons have been arrested in the case and 25 students have been identified as beneficiaries of the alleged racket. One of the police officers told the Bench that there are two students among the arrested persons and students of at least ten states were involved in it.
The police, however, expressed inability in getting the exact details of beneficiaries on the ground that SIM cards, used in passing on question papers and the answer keys, were procured by using fake and forged ID cards. “If 12 persons are already in the net then how is it possible that the kingpin (Roop Singh Dangi) is not nabbed,” the bench said and asked “has he gone abroad?”
Prashant Bhushan, appearing for one of the petitioners, said it has become almost “impossible to identify beneficiaries".