The Supreme Court on Monday extended till June 12 the stay on declaration of results of the CBSE's All India Pre-Medical Test, when the court may take a call on pleas seeking re-conduct of the test following alleged irregularities in the May 3 examination.
A vacation bench of justices R K Agrawal and Amitava Roy granted the time after the CBSE sought listing of the matter for Friday.
"The matter will be heard on Friday (June 12)," the bench said.
Earlier, the vacation bench had asked Haryana police to file a fresh report indicating the number of beneficiaries of the alleged irregularities in the pre-medical examination.
It had also asked police to identify as many candidates as possible who had been benefited from the alleged leak.
It had said that it would decide whether to re-conduct the examination after receiving the status report from the police on June 10.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was to declare the results of the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), taken by over six lakh students, on June 5 "We are fully aware of all this. The bigger issue is that the sanctity of the examination is under suspicion. We want to be doubly sure that there is no alternative but to order re-conduct of the examination," it had said, adding that it does want to take a decision "in haste".
"We have to be doubly sure. We do not want to be criticised for any action," the bench said and had asked the police to "hunt" for other beneficiaries.
"We are expecting the probe to conclude," the bench had said, adding that this was "important" to decide the future course of action.Rajasthan Board Result :Rajasthan Board Class 10 exam results on June 10
At the outset, the counsel for Haryana police had told the court that so far 12 persons have been arrested in the case and 25 students have been identified as beneficiaries of the alleged racket.
One of the police officers had told the bench that there are two students among the arrested persons and students of at least ten states were involved in it.
The police, however, had expressed inability in getting the exact details of beneficiaries on the ground that SIM cards, used in passing on question papers and the answer keys, were procured by using fake and forged ID cards.
Earlier, the court had expressed unwillingness to hold the AIPMT afresh and directed the Haryana Police to expedite its probe to track the beneficiaries.
Large-scale irregularities including leakage of answer keys for this year''s AIMPT exam came to the light on the exam day, with the investigators informing the court that the answer keys of 123 questions were transmitted through 75 mobile phones in states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Haryana.
The court had issued notices to the Centre, CBSE, Medical Council of India and Haryana on the pleas seeking re-conduct of the AIPMT on grounds of alleged large-scale irregularities.
One of the petitions has claimed that the investigation carried out by the SIT has revealed that the accused gang operated in different states including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Citing news reports, it has alleged that the examination conducted on May 3 stood vitiated in light of the police probe in several states, suggesting widespread ramification of the alleged leak of answer keys.Bihar Board Result :Bihar Board Class 10 (Matric) results till June 15
It has also said the "counselling/admission" on the basis of alleged "vitiated examination" would violate Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution with respect to genuine candidates, claiming that at least 90 leaked answer keys were transmitted to candidates in consideration of Rs 15-20 lakh.
Meanwhle, one Anil Subhash has filed different plea with the similar prayer, which will also be heard on June 12.