NEW DELHI, Nov 22 - The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea challenging the Manipur High Court verdict which quashed the Manipur Public Service Commission (Main) exam, 2016, on the ground that it was not conducted fairly and had ordered a CBI probe into the matter.
A bench headed by Justice MM Shantanagoudar dismissed the plea filed by some candidates, who were selected in the 2016 main examination, challenging the High Court�s October 18, 2019, judgement.
The High Court had passed the verdict on a batch of pleas which had raised the issue related to irregularities in the exam.
�From the aforesaid facts and circumstances, it can be safely held that the MPSC has no intention to conduct any examination in a fair and just manner. It had, in the present case, miserably failed to discharge its duties and functions as mandated in the Constitution of India,� the High Court had said in its judgement.
It had directed the CBI to investigate the conduct of examination by the MPSC within three months and take appropriate action.
During the arguments in the apex court, senior advocate Indira Jaising and lawyer Prashant Bhushan, appearing for those on whose petition the High Court had passed the order, said that a fresh exam should be conducted as the illegalities go to the root of the matter. � PTI