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Chhattisgarh ‘sex CD’ case: Verma sent to police custody, journalists allege cops molested them after hearing

The Chhattisgarh government has recommended a CBI probe of the “sex CD” row

india Updated: Oct 29, 2017 20:54 IST
Hindustan Times, Raipur
Chhattisgarh ‘sex CD’ case,Journalist Vinod Verma,Chhattisgarh police
Journalist Vinod Verma was arrested and produced before a Ghaziabad court on Friday. (Sakib Ali /HT Photo)

Journalist Vinod Verma, who was arrested from Ghaziabad by Chhattisgarh police in connection with an alleged case of blackmailing and extortion, was sent to police custody for two days by a Raipur court on Sunday.

The court premises saw high drama around 7pm when journalists alleged police roughed them up and even molested them when they tried to talk to Verma, who is under the scanner for allegedly trying to blackmail a Chhattisgarh minister with a purported sex CD.

Three women journalists with local news channels alleged that police personnel molested them when they tried to get Verma’s reaction as he was being escorted out of court.

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Irate journalists left the court and gathered at the police control room to protest the alleged misbehaviour.

At the time of filing this report, police were yet to react to the allegations of the three journalists, who waited to lodge a complaint.

Verma will be produced in the court again on Tuesday.

The Chhattisgarh government has recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation probe of the “sex CD” row. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Raman Singh on Saturday.

First Published: Oct 29, 2017 20:53 IST