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Chhattisgarh 'sex CD': CBI registers cases

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Dec 13: The CBI has registered two cases relating to possession and circulation of a “fake sex CD”, allegedly involving a Chhattisgarh minister, who has filed a complaint against senior jourlist Vinod Verma for alleged blackmail, an official said on Wednesday.

The case came to light after Verma was arrested from his house in Indirapuram in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district for allegedly blackmailing the minister — Rajesh Mut — using the CD.

Verma claimed that the Chhattisgarh’s Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) government was framing him as he possessed the “sex CD”.

In October, Mut had claimed that the video was fake and urged Chief Minister Raman Singh for a high-level inquiry. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took over the case, which was earlier registered by the Chhattisgarh Police on the request of the state government and after being notified by the Centre in November. Mut has called the CD “fake” and an attempt at his “character assassition”. The Chhattisgarh Police registered the first case under sections for extortion and crimil intimidation of the Indian Pel Code on October 26 against unknown persons. (IANS)

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