The Apex Court, while dismissing a petition which sought for cancellation of NEET-UG 2021 exam and fresh exams for NEET-UG, made an observation that due to the reported instances of impersonation and paper leakage, lakhs of students cannot be made to suffer.

The NEET-UG 2021 had been conducted on September 12, 2021 and widespread allegations had been raised for adoption of malpractices and paper leakage.

The counsel on behalf of petitioner contended that NEET-UG 2021 had been irreversibly vitiated due to the involvement of unfair means, malpractices through gadgets, devices, and facilitation through illegal and unfair means.

Moreover, the counsel submitted that already five FIRs had been registered across the country over the allegations of paper leakage, malpractices and impersonation in NEET-UG exam, including the CBI.

The counsel had also sought for a report from National Testing Agency (NTA) as the NEET paper had been leaked as soon as the exam had begun and the solutions to them had been circulated on Whatsapp.

The bench, from the outset, expressed its disinclination towards the petition. It further questioned the petitioner for filing such a writ petition that could be detriment to the lakhs of student who’ve appeared for the NEET-UG exam.

The bench agreed that allegations had been raised but merely on account of 5 FIRs, it did not agree to affect the exam that had been conducted nationally and appeared by more than 7.5 lakh students.

The bench straightaway dismissed the writ petition and criticized the petitioner for being “adventurous.” Initially, the bench proposed to dismiss the petition with Rs. 5 lakhs costs, however, on the request of counsel, omitted the costs.

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