Chhattisgarh Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday said the state government’s decision for a CBI probe into the “sex CD” case was just to distract people and demanded that a Supreme Court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) be given the job.
The Chhattisgarh Cabinet on Saturday recommended a CBI probe into the case of an alleged sex CD that arrested journalist Vinod Verma claimed to possess against PWD Minister Rajesh Munat.
“We demand the resignation of the tainted minister. The CBI probe is just to distract people. We want a SIT to be formed under the Supreme Court,” Baghel said.
Meanwhile, clashes erupted between Congress party workers and police in Raipur where they were protesting against the Raman Singh-led government over the controversy.
A Chhattisgarh police team arrested Verma from his residence in Ghaziabad on Friday on charges of extortion. Verma had claimed that he was being “framed”, and that the Chhattisgarh government was “not happy” with him since he had a “sex CD” of the minister.
Munat has filed a complaint against Verma and Baghel, accusing them of trying to malign his image by allegedly distributing the “fake” sex CD.