Raipur Police will present senior journalist Vinod Verma to a special court after 1 pm from where they will ask for his seven days remand.
Senior lawyer and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha will argue on behalf of Verma. Sources say Tankha will apply for Verma’s bail.
Verma was arrested by Chhattisgarh Police from his residence in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district on Friday morning. He had defended his position saying that he was being framed as he has a controversial CD of Chhattisgarh Minister Rajesh Munat.
Congress leader Ajay Maken in a press conference on Friday had said, “The media is one of the strongest pillars of India’s democracy and the Narendra Modi government wants to strangulate it.”
Maken strongly criticised the arrest of Vinod Verma who is also a member of the Editor’s Guild of India and demanded his immediate release.
Rajesh Munat had requested Chief Minister, BJP State president & national leadership for a high-level inquiry into the matter. "CBI will now probe as to who is behind the fake CD and who hatched the political conspiracy," said Munat.
Please check facts before leveling allegations. Assassinating character of a person and making fake CDs is a matter of concern: Rajesh Munat pic.twitter.com/f4hFzCGD12— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2017