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DMAT hearing to continue today

THE HEARING in the Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) 2006 case was adjourned till Friday by the Division bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court comprising Chief Justice A K Patnaik and Justice S C Sinho on Thursday as the counsel for the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad Sunil Gupta could not complete his argument due to time constraint.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2006 15:08 IST

THE HEARING in the Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) 2006 case was adjourned till Friday by the Division bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court comprising Chief Justice A K Patnaik and Justice S C Sinho on Thursday as the counsel for the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad Sunil Gupta could not complete his argument due to time constraint.

The Bench, however heard the arguments of former Advocate General of MP Vivek Tankha appearing for the Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges, MP Advocate General R N Singh arguing on behalf of the State government and Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is representing some students.

The State government, arguing before the court expressed its reservation about the coordinator of Examination Dr yogesh Uprit and Examination Controller Alok Shrivastav conducting the test.

Advocate General R N Singh told the court that these two officials were under the scanner of the economic offence wing (EOW) and hence were appropriate to conduct the test.

He submitted that the EOW was carrying probe against the Coordinator of Examination Dr Uprit under Prevention of Corruption Act and Examination Controller Alok Shrivastava for financial irregularities. Singh doubted the fairness and transparency of the DMAT 2006 given the fact that such persons were involved in conducting the examination.