Published: 16th December 2020
NEET aspirants accuse the NTA of providing tampered OMR sheets after court orders them to hand it over
The matter will be heard by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday. Some of them say that the sheets provided to them and the ones uploaded online are different
The petitioners who have moved the Delhi High Court alleging discrepancies and manipulation in their NEET OMR sheets have now alleged that the sheets provided by the National Testing Agency to them have been tampered with. Some of them said that the OMR sheets handed over to them by the authorities were different from the ones that were uploaded on the NTA's website.
The NTA had shown the OMR sheets to these candidates after the Supreme Couty had asked them to consider giving it if a representation was made. The petitioners' lawyer Tanvi Dubey said that the parents had gone to the NTA office in Delhi on Saturday to examine the sheets. The court will hear the plea again on Friday.
The photographs of some of the sheets that EdexLive had accessed also show parts of the sheets torn and pasted with a cellotape. "Another petitioner was shocked to find that the signatures hadn't matched in the OMR sheets that they were provided," said Dubey, adding that all petitioners could find discrepancies in the OMR sheets provided.
The petition will also seek to remove the existing fee of Rs 1,000 for every question challenged. It also sought a refund of Rs 91,000 to a parent who had challenged 91 questions in the OMR sheet of her daughter that was allegedly tampered with.