Zee boss seeks time to join extortion probe

Zee Group Chairman Subhash Chandra has sought more time from Delhi Police to join probe into allegations that two senior journalists of his news channels tried to extort Rs 100 crore from industrialist and Congress MP Naveen Jindal’s company.

Police had served notice asking Chandra to join probe soon after the arrest of Zee News editor Sudhir Chaudhary and Zee Business editor Samir Ahluwalia following a complaint by Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) claiming that money was sought to block airing a negative story over coal block allocation.

Chandra has replied to police seeking more time saying that he is abroad till December 5. Police had also told Saket court on Wednesday that they were treating Chandra as an accused.

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