CBI takes custody of journalist Upendra Rai in extortion, corruption case

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The CBI has taken the custody of journalist Upendra Rai in connection with a fresh case of alleged extortion and corruption. The case, registered on 5th May, in which Rai was arrested recently, pertains to alleged extortion of 15 crore rupees from a builder in Mumbai.

CBI said, one of the directors of Mumbai-based White Lion Real Estate Developers Private limited had filed a complaint against Rai.

The journalist was earlier arrested by the agency for allegedly getting an airport access pass using links with an aviation company in violation of rules.

Later, the Enforcement Directorate had also registered cases against him and arrested him.

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