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  India   All India  28 Oct 2017  After journo's arrest, C'garh Cong leader booked over sex CD case

After journo's arrest, C'garh Cong leader booked over sex CD case

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Oct 28, 2017, 2:12 pm IST
Updated : Oct 28, 2017, 6:01 pm IST

Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel had claimed that he possessed a copy of the sex CD allegedly showing BJP minister Rajesh Munat.

Munat had filed a complaint against Congress leader Baghel and the scribe after which an FIR was lodged under relevant sections of the IT act. (Photo: Facebook/Bhupesh Baghel)
 Munat had filed a complaint against Congress leader Baghel and the scribe after which an FIR was lodged under relevant sections of the IT act. (Photo: Facebook/Bhupesh Baghel)

Raipur: A day after senior journalist Vinod Verma was arrested for extortion and blackmailing BJP leader Rajesh Munat, Chhattisgarh Police on Saturday registered an FIR against president of state Congress Committee Bhupesh Baghel for possessing sex tape.

Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel had claimed that he possessed a copy of the sex CD allegedly showing BJP minister Rajesh Munat.

 

Munat had filed a complaint against Congress leader Baghel and the scribe after which an FIR was lodged under relevant sections of the IT act. 

On Friday, former BBC journalist Verma was arrested from his residence at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and was sent on a transit remand for extorting and blackmailing Chhattisgarh BJP leader Rajesh Munat.

"I have a sex CD of Chhattisgarh Minister Rajesh Munat and that is why the state government is not happy with me," he said.

Read: Arrested journalist cries foul, says being framed as he has sex CD of C'garh minister

Verma was picked at 3:30 am from Mahagun Mansion Apartments, Vaibhav Khand, Indirapuram by a team of Chhattisgarh Police with the help of Ghaziabad police, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) HN Singh said.

 

About 500 porn CDs, Rs two lakh in cash, a pen drive, a laptop and a diary were seized from the journalist's residence, said Raipur District Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Shukla.

Read: Journalist Vinod Verma sent on transit remand; 500 porn CDs seized

An FIR was filed against Verma by a person named Prakash Bajaj, who accused the journalist of blackmailing him over a certain 'vulgar' video that features his boss.

Munat, however, maintained that the sex CD, which the journalist claim to have against him, was fake and asked Chief Minister Raman Singh to order probe.

The incident took a political colour when opposition Congress state chief Bhupesh Baghel claimed that he was in possession of the said CD. He demanded resignation of the minister and said the journalist was framed without any logic as 'mere possession of a CD was not a crime'.

 

Read: Congress, BJP in verbal tussle over journalist Vinod Verma's arrest

Vinod Verma is a member of the Editors’ Guild and has worked with Amar Ujala.

(With agency inputs)

Tags: chhattisgarh minister sex cd case, vinod verma, bhupesh baghel, rajesh munat
Location: India, Chhatisgarh, Raipur