Plea on alleged NEET paper leak to be heard by SC

Mew Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a plea on Tuesday seeking probe into alleged paper leak of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) phase II. The petition was mentioned by senior advocate Sanjay Hedge before a bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur which listed it for hearing on Tuesday before the bench of Justice AR Dave.

The plea filed by NEET aspirant Anshul Sharma has sought a status report into the alleged leakage of question papers which should be submitted before the court. It said that Uttarakhand Police arrested five people belonging to an inter-state racket on July 23, a day before the entrance exam.

CBSE, which had rejected the claim of paper leak, had conduced the NEET Phase II examination on July 24 while NEET-I was held on May 1. The combined results of NEET-I and NEET-II will be declared on August 17. CBSE had claimed that it was an attempt made by some unscrupulous elements to cheat the candidates on false promises.