CBI to investigate Chhattisgarh PWD Minister Rajesh Munat's sex CD case

28 October 2017, 07:52 PM
CBI to probe Chhattisgarh PWD Minister Rajesh Munat's controversial CD case
CBI to probe Chhattisgarh PWD Minister Rajesh Munat's controversial CD case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will probe the PWD Minister Rajesh Munat’s sex CD case, Chhattisgarh Minister Prem Prakash Pandey said on Saturday.

Addressing a press conference on Chhattisgarh BJP leader Prem Prakash Pandey said, "The state cabinet has decided to handover the entire case to the CBI for investigation".

Senior journalist Vinod Verma was arrested by Chhattisgarh Police from his residence in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district on Friday morning. Verma claimed that he was being framed as he has a sex CD of Chhattisgarh PWD Minister Rajesh Munat.

However, Munat has rubbished the claims of Vinod and said the CD he is talking about is fake and will himself appeal to Chief Minister to investigate it.

After Vinod Verma's arrest, the politics has intensified with Opposition parties accusing BJP of "strangulating media". Aam Aadmi Party termed Verma's arrest as a direct attack on the freedom of press.

Congress leader Ajay Maken in a press conference on Friday said, “The media is one of the strongest pillars of India’s democracy and the Narendra Modi government wants to strangulate it.”

First Published: Saturday, October 28, 2017 07:13 PM
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