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Chhattisgarh CM was once jailed in sex CD case! Now his newly appointed political advisor was also linked linked to ‘Sex CD’ case

Looks like the Congress ecosystem is volunteering to be caught in every possible negative aspect these days. The grand old party is well known for its bad deeds since decades ago, is now being caught with its deeds one after the other in repetitive series. Well, each of them pay for it when the time is right.

After a repeated series of controversies arising these days and the Congress ecosystem being deeply trapped in each of them one after the other, here’s one more to the list of blunders by Congress.

Senior journalist Vinod Verma, this much controversial name had cropped in the “sex CD” episode 2017, was appointed political advisor to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on the 20th of December. The General Administration Department (GAD) appointed four advisors to the chief minister, an official statement said. Verma, who has been facing charges of extortion and is currently out on bail, is believed to be a close confidant of chief minister Baghel.

According to the statement, Vinod Verma was appointed a political advisor to Baghel, another journalist Ruchir Garg, was named media advisor to the Congress chief minister. Pradip Sharma was appointed planning, policy, agriculture, and rural development advisor and Rajesh Tiwari parliamentary advisor to Baghel.

Vinod was arrested from Ghaziabad in October 2017 by the Raipur police after a “Case of blackmailing and extortion” was registered at the Pandri Police Station here on a complaint by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Prakash Bajaj.

Bajaj had alleged that he was “being harassed over the phone by an unidentified caller”, who told him he had a CD of his “aaka” (master). The police had claimed to have recovered 500 CD’s and some pen drives from Verma’s residence during a raid. It was then the CBI took to the investigation after Munat had termed the CD as “fake” and alleged it was made and circulated to tarnish his image. He had later filed a complaint against Baghel, the then state Congress president.

Vinod was released on bail in December last year after the police failed to file a charge sheet against him in the mandatory 60 days. In September this year, the CBI had filed the charge sheet in a special court here in the case, naming Baghel, Verma and three others as accused.

All the accused were booked under IPC sections 469 (forgery for purpose of harming reputation), 471 (using as genuine a forged document), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 67A of the IT Act (whoever publishes or transmits or causes to be published or transmitted in the electronic form any material which contains sexually explicit act), according to the charge sheet.

Like any other culprit involved from the Congress, Verma and Baghel had denied any involvement in the preparation or circulation of the CD. But as the saying goes, the accused never accepts that he’s the one into the crime, so does the Congress leaders. They are never into any scam but crimes automatically get attached to their names.

Source: Republic World

Hindustantimes.com


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