Chargesheet filed against journalist Upendra Rai

New Delhi: The CBI has filed a chargesheet against journalist Upendra Rai, who was arrested by the agency for his alleged involvement in dubious financial transactions.

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

The court will take cognizance of the chargesheet on 6 August. At present, Rai is in judicial custody. The CBI had arrested him on 3 May 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 on 4 May had 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 Enforcement Directorate had arrested him in a money laundering case, related to alleged extortion and dubious financial transactions, registered on the basis of the CBI FIR.

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