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SC defers AIIMS plea not to cancel entrance test

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New Delhi, Mar 31 (UNI) The Supreme Court today deferred till April 3, the hearing of petition filed by twelve students who have appeared in the Post Graduate Entrance Examination of the All India Intitute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), seeking the court's directions to the authorities not to cancel the entrance test.

The petitioner pleaded before a bench comprising Mr Justice K G Balakrishnan and Mr Justice P P Naolekar that CBI is already investigating into the allegations of mass copying through mobile phones during the entrance test.

The students have pleaded that the admissions of those students found guilty during CBI investigations may be cancelled but other innocent students should not be made to suffer.

The centre has already moved the court seeking permission to defer counselling of the students in view of the ongoing CBI investigation into the scandal.

The central government is also considering cancellation of the entrance test altogether in view of the allegation of widespread copying at several test centres especially Chennai and Delhi and will seek permission from the Supreme Court on Monday for the move as the apex court is already seized of the matter.

The CBI has already conducted raids at more than forty places across the country and more than twenty Professors and people involved in the scandal have been arrested.

UNI AKS/SC PR RAI2209

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