SC extends stay on pre-medical test results till June 12
The Supreme Court on Monday extended till June 12 the stay on declaration of results of the CBSE's All India Pre-Medical Test, when the court may take a call on pleas seeking re-conduct of the test following alleged irregularities in the May 3 examination.
A vacation bench of justices RK Agrawal and Amitava Roy granted the time after the CBSE sought listing of the matter for Friday. "The matter will be heard on Friday (June 12)," the bench said.
Earlier, the vacation bench had asked Haryana police to file a fresh report indicating the number of beneficiaries of the alleged irregularities in the pre-medical examination.
It had also asked police to identify as many candidates as possible who had been benefited from the alleged leak.
It had said that 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), taken by over six lakh students, 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 had 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," the bench said and had asked the police to "hunt" for other beneficiaries.
"We are expecting the probe to conclude," the bench had said, adding that this was "important" to decide the future course of action. At the outset, the counsel for Haryana police had 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 had told the bench that there are two students among the arrested persons and students of at least ten states were involved in it.