Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case into the bribery charges against officials of the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) and others, Days after Tamil actor-producer Vishal claimed that the had to shell out Rs 6.5 lakh as a bribe to get certification for the Hindi version of his film 'Mark Anton.’
In a video statement, Vishal had alleged: “We applied for a certificate online and we had to come in at the last minute due to some technical issue. But we were taken aback by what happened at the CBFC office in Mumbai. When my person visited the office, we were given the option to pay the price of Rs 6.5 lakh and get the certification the same day. We were left with no option.”
“The CBI has registered a case against three private persons and unknown others including public servants of CBFC, Mumbai and private persons on a complaint,” CBI officials said.
Those named in the complaint are Merlin Menaga, Jeeja Ramdas and Rajan M besides unknown public servants CBFC, Mumbai and other unknown private persons.