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Sandeep Bamzai steps down as Editor, Mail Today

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Sandeep Bamzai steps down as Editor, Mail Today

After a stint of more than three years, Sandeep Bamzai has stepped down as Editor at Mail Today newspaper.

Media buzz suggested that Bamzai called it quits due to alleged involvement in the communication leaks from the Essar Group . His name was arrived at after a PIL was filed by the Centre for public interest litigation in Supreme Court.

He tweeted: " I am thankful for all the support from my colleagues, peers and friends and it convinces me that I did the right thing by quitting." And also, “"I wud like to place on record that I made a stupid mistake n I am embarrassed about it. My sense of propriety convinced me to quit n I did."

According to a media reports, Bamzai accepted asking for a cab from the Essar Group. He said, "In hindsight, it was a stupid mistake. I needn't have done that... but the fact is I did ask for the cab and I decide to pay for that mistake by resigning today...but the other allegation in the PIL that I did a hit job at their (Essar Group) behest is entirely incorrect and false."

He also tweeted,  "Three and half years at mail today was an insane exercise but completely fulfilling, six years with India today group time well spent".

Bamzai has mostly worked as a business journalist and has worked in senior editorial positions in some of the biggest publishing houses in three different cities such as  Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.

He was Business Editor with Hindustan Times, and before moving to New Delhi from Mumbai, he was Senior Editor with Business India, Editor of Dalal Street Journal, Assistant Editor of The Illustrated Weekly, Deputy Editor of Sunday Observer and Editor - Special Projects at The Times of India Group. He has also worked as Executive Editor with Plus Channel.

Bamzai had started his career with The Statesman, Kolkata. In 1986, he moved to Mumbai to join The Indian Express and has spent more than 15 years in Mumbai.

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