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Zee News editors sent to Tihar jail

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 01, 2012
First Published: 00:33 IST(1/12/2012) | Last Updated: 00:37 IST(1/12/2012)

A Delhi court on Friday sent to 14-day judicial custody the two senior Zee Group editors arrested on Tuesday after the Delhi Police crime branch said their custodial interrogation was complete and they were no longer required in police custody.


But despite being served a notice, Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra and managing director of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd Punit Goenka are yet to join the probe.

The arrested duo — Zee News editor Sudhir Chaudhary and Zee Business editor Samir Ahluwalia — were sent to Tihar Jail till December 14.

The duo were allegedly trying to extort R100 crore from Congress MP Naveen Jindal's group in exchange for not running reports on the firm's alleged role in the coal scam.

On Friday, a fresh bail application was filed on their behalf. The bail plea will be heard in court on Saturday. The first bail plea had been rejected on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the police also informed the court that three other senior officials of the Zee Group — Zee News sales head Amit Tripathi, managing director of Dish TV Jawahar Goel and Zee Group legal advisor A Mohan — had recorded their statements in the case.

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