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Jindal sting: Zee’s Chandra goes to police station

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 19, 2012
First Published: 20:48 IST(19/12/2012) | Last Updated: 01:31 IST(20/12/2012)

Zee News group chairman Subhash Chandra on Wednesday visited the Chanakyapuri office of the crime branch.

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According to sources, Chandra visited the crime branch office at 6.15pm and asked investigators if they wanted to question him further in connection with the extortion case two senior journalists of his channel are embroiled in. Chandra was at the police station for more than 15 minutes.

After his visit, Chandra said it was wrong on the part of the police authorities to spread rumours that he had denied possession of the UK cell phone number. Asked if, indeed, the news license of Zee News could be hit, Chandra said that the complaint against the channel had come from the prime perpetrators of massive collusion and corruption of public resources.

“That serious and repeated violators like the channel which had broadcast phone interviews of terrorists besieging Mumbai during 26/11 and another channel which showed utter make-believe stories on mass firings in Mumbai that very day were allowed to continue broadcasting, are facts the government's decision makers will have to consider,” Chandra said in a statement issued by Zee News.

Chandra’s move comes 11 days after he was confronted with his two editors in the alleged extortion bid case.

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