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CAT paper leak kingpin runs for polls
Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna |
February 05, 2005 15:23 IST
Last Updated: February 05, 2005 18:44 IST
Ranjit Singh, the main accused in the Common Admission Test question paper leak of 2003, is contesting the Bihar assembly election as a Lok Janshakti Party candidate.
CAT is the entrance examination for the premier management institutes in India, including the Indian Institute of Management's six branches across the country.
Ranjit is the LJP candidate from Hilsa in his home district Nalanda. The district votes on February 23 in the third and final phase of the elections.
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LJP is led by Union minister Ramvilas Paswan.
The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested Ranjit and three others in 2003 for selling CAT question papers to aspiring business school students. The CBI charge sheeted him and he is currently in Beur jail.
The don is no newcomer to politics. Last year, he tried to get an LJP ticket to contest elections from Nalanda but no political party was ready to take him in. He contested as an independent candidate from Begusarai and lost.
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