Subhash Chandra, Puneet Goenka get interim anticipatory bail till Dec 14
A Delhi Court today granted interim anticipatory bail to Zee Group chairman Subhash Chandra and his son Zee Group managing director Puneet Goenka till December 14, and gave them protection from arrest for their alleged role in the Rs 100 crore extortion bid from Congress leader Navin Jindal.
Additional Sessions Judge (ADJ) Raj Rani Mitra, while granting interim anticipatory bail to the duo till December 14, directed them to join investigation with the police till then.
The court provide Chandra and Goenka an interim protection from arrest and directed the investigating agency to complete their investigation by then.
Chandra and Goenka had filed their anticipatory bail petitions before Metropolitan Magistrate Neha Sharma at Saket Court(South Delhi) which was latter forwarded to ADJ Raj Rani Mitra.
The Court also directed the duo, not to go out of Delhi and join the police in investigating the case against them.
Police had twice served notice to Chandra last month asking him to join investigations after the arrest of Zee editors Sudhir Chaudhury and Samir Ahluwalia for their alleged extortion bid of Rs 100 crore from Congress MP Naveen Jindal's company.
Chandra had earlier assured the police that it will participate in the investigation within 96 hours and simultaneously moved the court yesterday seeking anticipatory bail.
The police had earlier arrested Sudhir Chaudhary, head of Zee News, and Samir Ahluwalia, head of Zee Business on November 27 on charges of allegedly attempting to extort money Jindal's company in exchange for not filing news reports linking his firm to the coal blocks allocation.
The police had arrested the Zee TV editors on the FIR lodged by Jindal saying that the TV channel was asking for Rs 100 crore as extortion money for not showing a sting operation carried by it to reveal his links in the multi-crores rupees coal scam.
Zee editors Sudhir Chaudhury and Samir Ahluwalia were arrested for their alleged role in the extortion bid of Rs.100 crore from Congress MP Naveen Jindal's company.
The channel had moved anticipatory bail for Chandra and Goenka.