Published: 26th July 2017
High Court demands reply from Centre on the plea for a probe on the AIIMS paper leak
The Delhi High Court seeks a response on the plea seeking a court-monitored probe into the alleged illegalities and irregularities during the AIIMS MBBS examinations
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Centre, AIIMS and the CBI on a plea seeking a court-monitored probe into the alleged illegalities and irregularities during the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS entrance examination held this year. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar specifically directed the CBI to place before it the agency's status report within a week on the plea which also sought directions to AIIMS to quash the result declared on June 15 for the exam held on May 28.
Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner submitted that the results must only be quashed if the investigation "reveals that the entrance examination has been entirely and irreversibly vitiated." Taking note of the counsel's submission, the bench listed the matter for August 16. Doctor Anand Rai, who claims to be a whistleblower in the Vyapam scam case, moved the high court seeking a direction to the AIIMS to produce before the court the finding of the institute's committee which was constituted for conducting an inquiry into the complaints regarding the conduct of the examination.
On May 31, Rai had alleged that the question papers of this year's entrance exam for MBBS course of the AIIMS were leaked. He had, in a series of tweets, posted images of question papers of the entrance examination which were held across the country on May 28 and said he had received the snapshots from a source who claimed that they were leaked from a college in Lucknow when the online test was on. Rai had also alleged that AIIMS MBBS seats were being "sold".