Journo Vinod Verma to be produced in Raipur court in ‘Minister’ sex tape case
Amidst sex tape that allegedly features a sitting Minister of Chhattisgarh and a journalist who apart from having served in many reputed organizations is also said to be a relative of a political leader of Chhattisgarh, the state polity kept revolving the whole of Friday.
While the police got over-enthusiastic and arrested the journalist Vinod Verma on what many are calling a frivolous complaint of a BJP Chhattisgarh worker, the BJP Minister Rajesh Munat himself convened a press conference to explain that the sex tape is ‘100 percent’ fake and that he welcomes any forensic inquiry from any probe agency.
He said that he also came to know of these sex clips through social media. He alleged that while the ruling party and its leaders could not targeted on account of corruption, this sex tape was thrown into public domain to malign the image of leader.
Interestingly he admitted that he had not received any call for money as an attempt of blackmailing.
Munat was accompanied by senior Ministers Brijmohan Agrawal and Ajay Chandrakar along with Shiv Ratan Sharma and BJP state President Dharam Lal Kaushik during the press conference.
Meanwhile, the arrest of senior journalist Vinod Verma enraged the fraternity enough that many senior journalists like Ravish Kumar and Punya Prasun Vajpayee reached police station to show solidarity with the arrested journalist. It need be mentioned that Chhattisgarh police meanwhile had gained transit remand of Vinod Verma and would bring him to state and produce him in a local court by Saturday.
He has been booked by Pandri police under sections 384 and 506 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Police had also claimed that they recovered 500 CDs and around Rs 2 lakhs from the house of journalist Vinod Verma during arrest.