Vinod Verma

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People ride past the India Gate in New Delhi, India September 1, 2017. Chhattisgarh regional police said they searched Vinod Verma's New Delhi home and allegedly found over 500 CD copies of a sex tape Verma used to extort and blackmail a government minister. (Reuters/Adnan Abidi)

Indian police arrest journalist on charges of alleged extortion and blackmail

Indian regional police arrested freelance journalist Vinod Verma on October 27, 2017, on claims that he used a sex tape to extort and blackmail a minister from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Chhattisgarh region– claims the journalist denies, according to news reports.

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