Senior journalist Vinod Verma who was arrested by Chhattisgarh Police from his residence in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district on Friday morning has come out to defend his position saying that he is being framed as he has a controversial CD of a minister.
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)".
Vinod Verma is a senior journalist and was also a member of Editors' Guild.