RAIPUR: Vinod Verma has been appointed as political advisor of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. Another Jounalist Ruchir Garg was appointed as his media advisor.
The General Administration Department (GAD) appointed four advisors to the chief minister, an official statement said. Besides, Pradip Sharma was appointed planning, policy, agriculture and rural development advisor and Rajesh Tiwari parliamentary advisor to Baghel, the statement said.
Verma, a close confident of Baghel, was arrested from Ghaziabad in October 2017 after a Bharatiya Janata Party worker filed a first information report claiming that he had received a call about extorting money in which the caller said that he had a “sex CD” of his senior. Verma was released on bail after the Chhattisgarh Police failed to produce a chargesheet in the mandatory 60 days.