A former BBC journalist has been arrested in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Vinod Verma was picked up early on Friday from his house in Ghaziabad city.
Police spokesperson Rahul Srivastava told that a case of extortion had been registered against Verma in the central state of Chhattisgarh.
Verma, who denies the allegation, has reported extensively from insurgency-affected Chhattisgarh.
He is likely to be taken to Chhattisgarh for further questioning later in the day.
Our correspondent added that the police had seized more than 500 CDs from Mr Verma's house.
Chhattisgarh is a stronghold of armed Maoist rebels who say they are fighting for the rights of
Journalists often face intimidation both from the authorities and the rebels in the state.