The Guwahati High Court here on Tuesday has stopped the counselling of students for admission to medical and engineering courses on a plea alleging irregularities in the Tripura Joint Entrance Board Exam (TJEB), said a lawyer. The court directed police to seize all the answer scripts of the entrance exam which was held in the month of April in order to provide admissions to Medical, Engineering and other technical courses.
The lawyer also said that Justice Subhashish Talapatra of the Agartala bench of the high court also directed a scrutiny of the answer sheets by hand-writing experts following allegations of alteration of answers. The court directions came on a plea by 11 Engineering and Medical Courses aspirants, who appeared in the TJEB Exam. They alleged modifications in their answer scripts, obtained under the Right to Information Act, he added.
Almost 2,000 students had appeared in the exam which helps students get admission in institutions in Tripura and other states. The case would further be heard on 17th of July, 2012. The opposition leader Ratan Lal Nath said that irregularities in the TJEB exam were the biggest scam in the education sector in India.
However, the congress and its frontal organizations have launched agitations across the left front ruled state in support of their demands that include dissolution of the TJEB, dismissal of its Chairman besides a judicial probe into the alleged irregularities.