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Journalist Rai booked in extortion case: CBI

PTI
Published : May 6, 2018, 7:34 am IST
Updated : May 6, 2018, 7:34 am IST

He also gave his credentials as a senior journalist to Wadhawan, who was connected to big media houses.

The agency alleged Rai approached Kapil Wadhawan, a relative of the promoters of the company, in September 2017, portraying himself as an income tax “power broker”.
 The agency alleged Rai approached Kapil Wadhawan, a relative of the promoters of the company, in September 2017, portraying himself as an income tax “power broker”.

New Delhi: The CBI on Saturday registered a fresh case against arrested journalist Upendra Rai and his associate Rahul Sharma for allegedly extorting Rs 15 crore from a Mumbai-based builder by portraying himself as an income tax “power broker”, officials said.

The case comes two days after Rai was arrested by the agency for alleged dubious financial transactions and getting an Aerodrome Access Pass on the basis of false information.

 

The Central Bureau of  Investigation said that one of the directors of Mumbai-based White Lion Real Estate Developers Pvt Ltd, Balvinder Singh Malhotra, had filed a complaint with it against Rai.

The agency alleged Rai approached Kapil Wadhawan, a relative of the promoters of the company, in September 2017, portraying himself as an income tax “power broker”.  He also gave his credentials as a senior journalist to Wadhawan, who was connected to big media houses.    

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