RAIPUR: Senior Journalist Vinod Verma has been remanded to three-day police custody by the Raipur court on Sunday in connection with the sex video clip case purportedly involving a state minister.
The Chhattisgarh police brought the scribe to Raipur on transit remand by road after he was arrested from his Ghaziabad residence during the wee hours of Friday. He was produced before the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Shiv Prasad Tripathi.
The police initially sought a five-day remand which was strongly objected by the defense lawyers --Faisal Rizvi and Satish Verma. "The entire episode appears pre-planned and fabricated one. And the manner in which the police acted in haste suggests their suspicious role in the given case. The entire game plan has been carried out under the pressure of the state government", Verma's counsels claimed during the court hearing.
Citing high profile, Verma's lawyers sought security for their client expressing "threat to his life".
On Saturday the Raman Singh government alleging the sex CD case as political criminal conspiracy decided to hand over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation.