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SC dismisses plea seeking cancellation of NEET undergrad exam



The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea seeking cancellation of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, undergraduate, (NEET UG) held on September 12 on the ground that the examination was not conducted in a fair and transparent manner.
The apex court dismissed the plea saying that cancellation of the exam cannot be at the cost of lakhs of students. A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao, which stopped short of imposing Rs 5 lakh cost, noted that the petitioner seeks setting aside the NEET-UG Exam and directing the National Testing Agency to conduct the exam afresh.
The basis is that CBI has registered 3 FIR’s wherein it has stated that there has been impersonation of the candidates, the apex court noted.
Advocate Ninad Dogra, appearing for the petitioner, submitted that CBI has registered three FIRs and examination papers were leaked on WhatsApp.
The top court was hearing a plea filed by 20 year old petitioner Saloni seeking cancellation of the NEET UG exam held on September 12, 2021, citing alleged malpractices and conducting the exam afresh.