Senior journalist Vinod Verma, who is on a 3-day transit remand, was brought to Chhattisgarh’s Raipur Mana police station under the charges of extortion and blackmailing.
In a short interaction with media, Verma said “This is just tip of the iceberg. This is just glimpse.”
Verma was arrested by Chhattisgarh Police from his residence in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district on Friday morning. He 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 Verma 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.”