Court seeks police reply on Zee journalists' bail plea
A Delhi court Wednesday sought a reply from police on the bail plea of two Zee News journalists arrested on an extortion complaint filed against them by Congress MP Naveen Jindal's company.
Appearing before a judge in south Delhi's Saket district courts, Delhi Police sought three days' custody of the two journalists to interrogate them, and said while reporting on the matter the Zee News misreported facts and "there was an element of deception involved".
Sudhir Chaudhary, head of Zee News, and Samir Ahluwalia, head of Zee Business, were arrested here Tuesday by Crime Branch of Delhi Police on charges of attempting to extort Rs.100 crore from Jindal Power and Steel Ltd. in exchange for not filing news reports linking the firm to the irregular coal blocks allocation.
The Jindal Group filed an extortion complaint against them.