Pappu Yadav Leads Protest against Paper Leak Scam in Patna

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Patna: Members of the Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) in Patna on Wednesday blocked Ashok Rajpath outside Patna University office to demand a full probe in the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) paper leak scam saying only a CBI probe would bring all culprits to justice.

Protesters at Pappu Yadav's rally being rounded up by police in Patna on Wednesday.Protesters at Pappu Yadav's rally being rounded up by police in Patna on Wednesday.Egged by inflammatory rhetoric by JAP President and MP from Madhepura Pappu Yadav, protestors blocked the busy Ashok Rajpath for more than two hours causing much inconvenience to others.

"The government is not off the hook from this scam after the arrest of BSSC Secretary Parmeshwar Ram. He is only one of the links in this chain of corruption that goes all the way to the top involving ministers and high-level bureaucrats," Yadav, standing on a rickshaw, said.

Police took about 40 people in custody for damaging vehicles and clashing with law enforcement officials. However, they were released later in the day at their own cognizance.

Yadav said that the Nitish government was desperately trying to protect top ministers, MPs, and government officials for their involvement in the multi-crore rupees scam and unless a CBI probe was ordered, truth will never come out of this administration.

"There have been reports of the involvement of ministers, MPs and Bihar government officials in the paper leak scam. If a CBI probe is not ordered in this case, we will be forced to launch a concerted agitation across the state," the MP, who once made Delhi's Tihar Jail his home in a case involving the murder of CPI-M leader Ajit Sarkar in 1998, said.

Since his acquittal in the case by Patna High Court in 2013, Yadav, after briefly joining Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), formed his own party citing difference from his former mentor and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. As the JAP leader, he had been championing the cause of the students of Bihar lending them support on various issues.

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