Taking stock of the NEET impersonation scam, the Madras High Court has asked the Government as to why it had failed to get the fingerprints of students while admitting them based on NEET score.
The said institutes assured the court that the number of students who are yet to give their fingerprints are very few and that the said students will appear before the CBCID for giving fingerprints before the next date of hearing.
CBI’s counsel K Srinivasan submitted that the Chennai Zone of CBI has received two complaints from Chennai and one complaint from Kochi, Kerala. As far as the two complaints received from Chennai are concerned, they have been referred to the Medical Council of India and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi and the complaint received from Kochi is under scrutinisation of the CBI, the counsel said.
Assistant Solicitor General G Karthikeyan, filed an affidavit by the Under Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. He also assured the bench that in the next hearing he will submit as to whether the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has received any complaint regarding malpractice in NEET examination, including impersonation or not.
However, Counsel M Velmurugan, appearing on behalf of the petitioner pertaining to surrendered NRI quota submitted that the petitioner has obtained 303 marks, whereas except seven students the other students who have got admission under the surrendered NRI lapsed quota to the Private Medical Colleges have got marks lesser than the petitioner.
One of the candidates who was admitted under NRI lapsed quota got 107 marks only and therefore there is no transparency in the admission under NRI lapsed quota and the Private Medical colleges have not followed the guidelines as laid down by the Supreme Court in the case of Dar-Us-Salam Educational Trust v. The Government of AP, while admitting the students in medical colleges.
Also, the bench suo motu impleaded Dr MGR Medical University in the case, since the selection committee has sent the selected candidates for registration to it. The counsel D Ravichander who took notice on behalf of Dr MGR Medical University assured to produce the list of candidates sent by the selection committee.