Zee News editors sent to Tihar jail
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.
A spread of lip-smacking food was laid out for Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann's wedding function in Chandigarh. A food menu of the function, obtained by news agency ANI, showed that guests at the wedding were served the best of Indian cuisine including Karahi Paneer, Tandoori Kulche, Dal Makhani, Navratan Biryani, Mausami Subzian. They also got to devour some Italian dishes including the Lasagna Siciliano. This is Bhagwant Mann's second marriage.
Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde rushed to check on a woman constable from Thane Police Commissionerate who fell unconscious while on duty outside the Thane Collector office on Wednesday. Shinde, who saw the woman fainting, immediately stopped, offered her water, chair and asked his team to admit her in a hospital. When the CM was heading out after the meeting, there was a huge crowd outside the conference hall.
A communal clash that broke out in Karnataka's Kerur was due to 'personal issues' between the two sides, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Thursday, a day after violence erupted in the town over alleged eve-teasing. The situation in Kerur continues to be peaceful but tense, and a total of 18 people – from both the Hindu and Muslim communities – have been arrested. Overall, at least four people were injured in the clashes.
In a tragic incident, three people working in a chowmein factory in Gajapati district of Odisha died of asphyxiation on Wednesday night after they went to sleep while keeping the chowmein dryer machine turned on. Police officials in Gajapati said the three workers in the chowmein factory at Narayan Nagar of Mohana area had gone to sleep after putting the soggy chowmein noodles to dry in the chowmein dryer machine.
The Hebbal flyover in Bengaluru - known for its traffic congestion - has finally been picked up by city authorities, who have come out with a fresh set of rules. The advisory was announced by the Bangalore Traffic Police. The same goes for vehicles coming from KR Puram, Road and Tumakuru Road. Vehicles traveling on the airport road flyover can join the Hebbal flyover as usual.