CBI Lodges FIR In Chattisgarh Sex Scandal

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CBI Lodges FIR In Chattisgarh Sex Scandal

The controversial sex CD which allegedly features Chattisgarh PWD minister Rajesh Munat came into news when senior journalist Vinod Verma was arrested from his Ghaziabad residence on October 27.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered two cases in connection with alleged possession and circulation of a fake sex CD involving a Chattisgarh Minister. "On the request of state government, we have registered two cases in the alleged sex CD and extortion case involving a Minister," said CBI.

Earlier, in this case, a senior journalist was arrested by the Chattisgarh police from Ghaziabad after a complaint was lodged by a BJP leader alleging extortion by the journalist on the name of thesex CD. CBI confirmed the developments and said that they have initiated their investigation in the case.

The controversial sex CD which allegedly features Chattisgarh PWD minister Rajesh Munat came into news when senior journalist Vinod Verma was arrested from his Ghaziabad residence on October 27.

Verma was arrested on charges of blackmailing and extortion.

Chattisgarh minister claims that the CD was fake and that Congress is trying to malign his image. Munat has also filed a case against Vinod Verma.

Munat alleged that Vinod Verma demanded Rs 2 lakhs from him and threatened to make the sex CD public if he was not paid. Verma, however, denied the allegations saying he received the clip through WhatsApp and that he never demanded any money from the minister.

On November 9, Vinod Verma's bail application was rejected by the sessions court in Chhattisgarh's Raipur district and he was sent to judicial custody. In the court, his lawyer argued that it is a conspiracy against Verma as the person who had called for extortion was yet to be identified.

According to the Raipur police, a case of blackmail and extortion was registered at the Pandri police station based on a complaint by a BJP leader. The complaint letter said that a BJP leader Prakash Bajaj got a call from an unknown number in which the caller claimed that he had a sex CD of his 'aaka'.

After the case was lodged, a search team was sent to Delhi and Ghaziabad. The police also claimed to have recovered 500 "porn" CDs, a pen drive and a laptop from Verma.

Due to mounting pressure from the opposition, the Chhattisgarh government had recommended a CBI probe.