Press Esc to close
Friday 23 June 2017
News updated at 2:34 AM IST

Pvt co offered bribe to journo and business head of Zee: Subhash Chandra

Mumbai, Oct 17, 2012, (PTI) 2:23 IST
Zee Television group today alleged a private company had offered bribe to its journalist and business head to block airing a negative story about the company in connection with alleged scam in coal block allocation.

"Jindals tried to bribe our channel's journalist and then our business head. Jindals also tried to pressurise me and made several calls when I was in US," Zee Group Chairman, Subhash Chandra said in conversation with media leaders at the Press Club here.

Last week, Naveen Jindal had filed a complaint with Delhi Police against Zee News charging that its senior journalists had demanded Rs 50 crore for not doing a story on coal block scam. The charge was rejected by Sudhir Chaudhar, the head of Zee Business, as a "fabrication".

Chandra also said his journalists were not involved in any wrongdoing and asserted that the accusations were false.

"This kind of allegation has happened in the past and may happen in the future. It doesn’t make any difference to us and we will stick to the truth. These are all pressure tactics," Punit Goenka, Managing Director and Chief Executive, said earlier.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Telugu actor Allu Arjun speaks during promotion of the film'DJ' in Bengaluru on Thursday...

Telugu actor Allu Arjun speaks during promotion of the film'DJ' in Bengaluru on Thursday...

A woman gingerly makes her way through a flooded road in Guwahati after heavy rains...

A woman gingerly makes her way through a flooded road in Guwahati after heavy rains...

A man jumps into Lake Walensee, with the Churfristen mountain range in the background...

A man jumps into Lake Walensee, with the Churfristen mountain range in the background...

A man sketches a portrait of Hindi Lord Shiva to earn money alongside a road in Kolkata...

A man sketches a portrait of Hindi Lord Shiva to earn money alongside a road in Kolkata...

A rhino with its calf at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district of Assam...

A rhino with its calf at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district of Assam...

An Icelandic horse shakes off flies in its paddock in Anspach near Frankfurt...

An Icelandic horse shakes off flies in its paddock in Anspach near Frankfurt...

The Namma Metro Train work is going on at R V Engeeniring College,Mysuru Road in Bengaluru...

The Namma Metro Train work is going on at R V Engeeniring College,Mysuru Road in Bengaluru...

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia...

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia...

A helicopter drops water as U.S. Forest Service firefighters and several other departments battle...

A helicopter drops water as U.S. Forest Service firefighters and several other departments battle...

A tiger licks a block of ice containing chicken parts offered by zoo keepers during the summer...

A tiger licks a block of ice containing chicken parts offered by zoo keepers during the summer...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.