Mumbai: In a further revelation, the CBI has said that CBFC CEO Rakesh Kumar was suspected to have been demanding bribes during the screening of films before issuance of censor certificate, threatening with cuts if the demand was not met.

 “We suspect that other than taking bribe for censor certificates, Kumar was also taking money during the screening process by threatening to cut certain parts if he was not paid,” a CBI officer said.

 The bribe taken during the screening process would have been bigger than that demanded for the final certificate, the officer added.

 Meanwhile, the court here on Friday  extended the CBI custody of Kumar till August 28.  According to CBI, among other things Kumar took a laptop and an I-pad to grant certificate to the Tamil film `Anjaan’.  The film was submitted on July 24 for certification; he examined it six days later and issued the certificate on August 5. “On August 1 he took the consideration,” CBI lawyer told the court.

 On August 9, Kumar took Rs 50,000 to issue certificate to Telugu version of a film called `Sikander’, according to

the CBI.

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