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CBI files chargesheet against Upendra Rai in corruption case

By Deepika

New Delhi, Aug 1: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against journalist Upendra Rai and four others in Delhi's Patiala House Court. The case pertains to extortion and corruption.

Upendra Rai. PTI file photo

The charge sheet, filed before Special CBI Judge Santosh Snehi Mann, also named Assistant Director, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, Rahul Rathore; Chairman-cum-Managing Director - Air One Aviation Alok Sharma, and an aviation firm as accused.

The court will take cognizance of the charge sheet on August 6. At present, Rai is in judicial custody.

The CBI had arrested him on May 3 for allegedly indulging in dubious financial transactions and getting an airport access pass made by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security by furnishing false information.

The Supreme Court had on May 4 refused to interfere with his arrest.

In its FIR, the agency has alleged that going by the value of the transactions of over Rs 1 lakh each during 2017, Rai's accounts received Rs 79 crore, while Rs 78.51 crore was debited from it during the same period.

The ED had arrested him in a money laundering case, related to alleged extortion and dubious financial transactions, registered on the basis of the CBI FIR.

OneIndia News (with PTI inputs)

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