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Zee editors sent to two-day police custody

PTI  New Delhi, December 08, 2012
First Published: 23:02 IST(8/12/2012) | Last Updated: 23:44 IST(8/12/2012)

Two Zee editors were on Saturday again set to police custody for two days to enable investigators to confront them with Zee Group head Subhash Chandra and his son for collecting "evidence" in the alleged R100 crore extortion bid from Congress MP Naveen Jindal's firm.

"Two days police custody is granted," Metropolitan Magistrate Ankit Singla said, adding the police cannot be deprived of the opportunity to collect evidence in the alleged extortion bid for which it was necessary to confront the arrested persons with Chandra and his son Puneet Goenka, MD of Zee Entertain-ment Enterprises Ltd.


The sessions court has earlier directed Chandra and Goenka to join the investigation.

"Evidence cannot be collected if the investigating agency is not given given an opportunity to confront the version of all the four accused with each other as there are allegations of criminal conspiracy," the court said.
"(The) investigating agency cannot be deprived of an opportunity to collect evidence," it added, while sending Zee News head Sudhir Chaudhary and Zee Business Editor Samir Ahluwalia for custodial interrogation till Monday.

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