Journalist Vinod Verma, after his arrest on Friday in connection with an extortion and blackmailing case has said that he was being framed.
“The government of Chhattisgarh is not happy with me. I am being framed,” he said after the arrest.
An FIR was filed by a person named Prakash Bajaj against the journalist, wherein he accused him of blackmailing him over a certain ‘vulgar’ video that features his boss.
“I have a sex CD of a Chhattisgarh Minister; he is Rajesh Munat and that is why the Chhattisgarh Government is not happy with me,” he added.
Prakash Bajaj has alleged that he had been receiving numerous calls, in which Verma blackmailed and threatened him of leaking an objectionable video of his higher-ups.
Verma, who is currently working with Amar Ujala as the Editor, had also worked with BBC for several years.