Vinod Verma files bail application in C’garh HC

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Nov 2017 12:39:36


Our Correspondent,

BILASPUR,

Nov 13,

Senior Journalist Vinod Verma, who is now in judicial custody following his arrest in connection with an alleged extortion complaint about a sleaze CD, has filed a bail application in the Chhattisgarh High Court. His bail plea was earlier rejected by the Sessions Court Raipur.The journalist, who is a member of Editors Guild of India, had moved the Sessions Court after his first bail plea was rejected by a court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JFMC) on November 6. His lawyers had indicated that they would soon move the High Court for bail.

In his bail application, Verma stated that he has been wrongly implicated in the case due to various reasons.Raipur police had arrested Vinod Verma from his home in Ghaziabad on October 27, a day after one Prakash Bajaj lodged a complaint at Pandri police station in Raipur, claiming that someone had made a telephone call to him for blackmailing and extortion. Immediately, the police registered an FIR against unknown persons and arrested Vinod Verma in the wee hours from Ghaziabad.

Immediately after his arrest, Verma had claimed that the "Chhattisgarh government is not happy with him as he is in possession of a sex clip of a senior Minister of the State cabinet. Immediately after his arrest, a sex video clip went viral on the social media and the minister denied his involvement, claiming that it was a fake CD. The BJP and its government also defended the minister and the Government decided to recommend a CBI probe into the sex CD and all other related cases. BJP leaders alleged that Vinod Verma was working for the state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel and the sex video clip circulation was aimed at tarnishing the image of the minister and the BJP government.

Judicial Custody of Senior Journalist Vinod Verma extended

Senior Journalist Vinod Verma, who is accused in the case of sex CD scandal related to one of ministers of Chhattisgarh, was produced in a local court on Monday after the period of his judicial custody was over. The accused was produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class Bhavesh Kumar Watti. Police moved application in the court, seeking extension of the judicial custody of the accused for the sake of further investigations in the case. The accused was sent to judicial custody up to November 27, informed Pandri Police and also the investigation officer of the case.