Senior journalist Vinod Verma who was arrested by Chhattisgarh Police from his residence in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district on Friday morning came out to defend his position saying that he was being framed as he has a controversial CD of Chhattisgarh Minister, Rajesh Munat.
Munat countered Vinod Verma's claim saying that the CD which the journalist is referring to is fake and he shall appeal to the Chief Minister to get the matter investigated by any agency.
According to UP police, Vinod Verma has been arrested on the charges of an extortion case filed in Chhattisgarh's Raipur. Police said the senior journalist is being questioned by the Chhattisgarh police at Indirapuram police station.
UP police in its official twitter handle tweeted, "@ashutosh83B-He's arrested by Chhattisgarh police in a case of extortion registered at P.S.Pandri,distt Raipur.(Cr no 340/17,U/S 384 506 IPC)".