On Thursday, the special CBI Court granted bail to Journalist Vinod Verma. However, the Court rejected the bail plea on November 6th. He was in judicial custody after his arrest in connection with the circulation and possession of a “sex CD”. According to the reports, the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class Bhavesh Kumar Watti has rejected the Verma’s bail application earlier in November. A few days ago, the CBI had questioned Vinod Verma about allegations on him. The Raipur police had arrested Verma from Ghaziabad on 27th October in Uttar Pradesh. According to the police, they had seized five hundred porn CDs, pen drives, laptops, diaries and other belongings from Verma‘s residence.
The Journalist was arrested during the investigation of Prakash Bajaj’s report recorded in Pandri Thana, Raipur. The case was registered against Verma under sections 384 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code. It is also said by some reports that few days before Journalist Vinod Verma was taken into judicial custody for 12 days by the CBI. Later, the CBI had sought 14 days remand from the court, but the court had given permission for 12 days remand till January 3.
Bajaj filed a case in the police station and alleged that a person has threatened that he has the porn CD of his boss and if he does not listen, he will show it to the public. Following Verma’s arrest, the alleged porn CD of state Public Works department minister Rajesh Munat revealed. According to the officials, Some more people still might also be interrogated by the central probe agency in connection with the case.
In this case, the Munat has registered a case against Verma and Congress President Bhupesh Baghel in the Civil Lines Police Station, allegedly blackmailing and extortion. Munat has described this video as a fake. The state government decided to investigate the minister’s alleged porn CD case by CBI and later the matter was handed over to the CBI.