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HC scraps petition on medical admission test
Observer Online Desk
Published :Monday, 21 September, 2015,  Time : 1:42 PM  View Count : 41
The High Court has scrapped a petition seeking fresh admission test for medical and dental colleges.

The bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice JN Deb Choudhury turned down the petition filed by lawyer Yunus Ali Akhand on Monday.
The petition filed on Sunday also sought to have the results of the recently-conducted test declared void, claiming that the questions used for that had been leaked.
Eleven persons, including the Cabinet secretary, law and health secretaries, and director general of the Directorate General of Health Services, were made defendants in the petition.
As many as 83,000 candidates took the medical and dental admission tests  on Friday for 11,049 seats in MBBS and BDS courses.
Of them, 48, 448 students or 58.4 percent cleared the written tests, results of which were published on Sunday .
Candidates have demonstrated at various places against alleged question leak. The BNP, too, has demanded fresh tests on the same ground.
Last week, RAB arrested four persons in Dhaka for their suspected involvement in leaking question papers for the entrance tests.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday suspended Assistant Director Omar Siraj for allegedly helping candidates cheat in medical and dental admission tests.
A day later, the Judicial Service Commission suspended an aide of its examinations controller and a storekeeper on similar harges.
Lawyer Akhand on Saturday served a legal notice upon the secretaries to the Cabinet Division, law and health asking them to scrap the admission tests.
He moved the court the next day as the defendants did not respond.

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