Press Esc to close
Thursday 28 May 2015
News updated at 2:18 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 22.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Zee editors' bail plea rejected

New Delhi, Dec 3, 2012, DHNS: :

The bail plea of Zee News head Sudhir Chaudhary and Zee Business editor Samir Ahluwalia, accused in an extortion case filed by Congress leader Naveen Jindal's group firm, were rejected by a Delhi court.

Metropolitan magistrate Rajinder Singh rejected Chaudhary and Ahluwalia’s bail plea.

“Investigation is at the preliminary stage. It was earlier dismissed by the duty magistrate and no fresh ground has arisen since then. Hence, in my considered opinion, it has been
dismissed,” said the court.

The court said they have not given any new ground for their release on bail in the fresh application after dismissal of their first plea on November 28.

The duo editors were arrested for allegedly trying to extort Rs 100 crore from Jindal's firm for not telecasting reports linking it to the coal scam.

The counsel for Jindal’s firm also opposed the bail saying that they had got a threat call from Zee news asking them to withdraw the case.

A call was received from Zee News saying “yeh kya laga rakha, Naveen Jindal ko batao, Zee ke khilaf case wapas le (What is this? Tell Jindal that to withdraw a case against Zee),” Ramesh Gupta, the counsel of Jindal’s firm said.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Sheep cross a parched area of a dried-up pond on a hot summer day...

Sheep cross a parched area of a dried-up pond on a hot summer day...

A man sleeps under the shade of a tree on a hot summer day at a public park in New Delhi...

A man sleeps under the shade of a tree on a hot summer day at a public park in New Delhi...

Boys splashing water on their face as the mercury rises in Hyderabad...

Boys splashing water on their face as the mercury rises in Hyderabad...

An Indian man rests inside a concrete pipe on a hot summer day in Hyderabad...

An Indian man rests inside a concrete pipe on a hot summer day in Hyderabad...

Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at a ritual in Mysore on Wednesday...

Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at a ritual in Mysore on Wednesday...

Kannada Actress Nitu at the launching of the Taxi always.com service...

Kannada Actress Nitu at the launching of the Taxi always.com service...

Fruit festival in Bengaluru...

Fruit festival in Bengaluru...

Houses in flames during a violence in Atali Village near Ballabgarh in Faridabad...

Houses in flames during a violence in Atali Village near Ballabgarh in Faridabad...

Rahul Gandhi having meal at the house of a fisherman during a visit to the Blangad fishing colony..

Rahul Gandhi having meal at the house of a fisherman during a visit to the Blangad fishing colony..

Narendra Modi with Federal Defence Minister of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen in a meeting...

Narendra Modi with Federal Defence Minister of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen in a meeting...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523