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Court rejects Zee News plea for FIR

delhi Updated: Jan 16, 2013 23:18 IST

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A Delhi court on Wednesday dismissed Zee News Ltd's plea to issue instructions to the CBI to lodge an FIR against Congress MP Naveen Jindal, for allegedly trying to "influence" the hearing before the News Broadcasting Standards Authority in connection with an alleged extortion bid case.

Special CBI Judge Dharmesh Sharma rejected the plea on the grounds that the points raised for the CBI to investigate the matter against Jindal, his firm Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and its various officials were "ex-facie flimsy".

"The points that have been raised in the application for a CBI investigation, appear to be vexatious and frivolous and would be a gross abuse of the law," the judge said.