HC seeks CBI response on journalist Upendra Rai’s plea


The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a plea by senior journalist Upendra Rai seeking quashing of a second FIR filed by the agency against him.

Justice Mukta Gupta also asked the CBI to file a status report in the matter.

On May 5, the CBI filed the second FIR against Rai alleging that he took money from a Mumbai-based real estate company to settle an issue with income tax and adverse media reporting.

On May 3, the agency had filed its first FIR against the senior journalist and arrested him for dubious transactions to the tune of over Rs 100 crore during 2017-2018.

He is also accused of committing the offence in connivance with the officials of aviation company Air One Aviation Pvt Ltd and some public servants of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).