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MBA Paper Leak: MP Cong Seeks Arrest Of Defector Akshay Bam As College Link Emerges

The Congress' demand comes after police on June 7 arrested a computer operator and two students of Idyllic Institute of Management, which is run by a committee headed by Bam, in connection with the paper leak

Kailash Vijayvargiya with Akshay Kanti Bam
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The Madhya Pradesh Congress on Monday sought the arrest of Akshay Kanti Bam, the Congress' Indore Lok Sabha candidate who withdrew his nomination and switched over to the BJP, in connection with the alleged paper leak in the MBA course under Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV).

The Congress' demand comes after police on June 7 arrested a computer operator and two students of Idyllic Institute of Management, which is run by a committee headed by Bam, in connection with the paper leak.

The two were held for allegedly circulating on social media 'Quantitative Techniques' first semester paper before the exam on May 25, as per police.

The DAVV administration, on June 12, imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the college based on the report of an inquiry committee and also decided not to have it as an examination centre for the next three years.

Addressing a press conference in Indore, Pradesh Congress Committee chief spokesperson Mrinal Pant said, "This action of the DAVV administration in the MBA paper leak case, which affects the future of thousands of students, is grossly inadequate. In this case, Bam should be immediately arrested. Why is he being protected? Is it reward for leaving the Congress and joining the BJP amid Lok Sabha polls?"

DAVV Vice-Chancellor Renu Jain and Registrar Ajay Verma should also be removed from their posts and their role in the MBA paper leak case must be probed as it was their responsibility to conduct the examination in a transparent manner, Pant added.

In a turn of events that made national headlines, Bam withdrew his nomination as Congress candidate from Indore Lok Sabha seat on the last day of the process on April 29. As a result, the Congress was out of the electoral race for the first time in the 72-year history of this seat.

Bam joined the BJP soon after, while the ruling party's sitting MP Shankar Lalwani won the seat by a record 11-lakh plus votes.

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