The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to cancel the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) examination 2015 and asked the Haryana Police, investigating large-scale irregularities, to identify culprits spread across various states.
A vacation bench of Justices A K Sikri and U U Lalit told the Haryana Police to file a progress report by May 26 and issued directions to telecom service providers and law enforcement agencies of other states to cooperate in the investigation.
The Haryana Police told the court that around 700 candidates in examination halls in states like Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand and Haryana were supplied answer keys through electronic means.
As many as 102 answers of a total 123, sent to candidates through messaging services using 70 mobile phones, were found to be correct as per the CBSE, they said, adding, so far six people have been arrested, but the kingpin was still at large.
A number of parents of examinees led by advocate Prashant Bhushan urged the court to cancel the exams held on May 3 for admission to MBBS course as it involved future of lakhs of candidates.