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Court to hear Zee editor's plea Thursday

Published: 19th December 2012 08:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th December 2012 12:11 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

A Delhi court will hear tomorrow Zee news Editor Sudhir Chaudhary's plea for monitoring the investigation into the case of alleged extortion bid lodged against the news channel by Congress MP Naveen Jindal's firm.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mukesh Kumar said he will hear the matter tomorrow as there was shortage of time for hearing it today.

"The matter will be taken up tomorrow (December 20)," the court said.

Chaudhary has moved the court accusing the Delhi police of carrying out a one-sided probe into the complaint lodged against him and three others.

The court had issued notice to the Delhi police on December 11 asking it to respond by December 19 to Chaudhary's application filed through his counsel Vijay Aggarwal.

In his application, Chaudhary who was recently released on bail, had sought the seizure of the call records of all phones used by Jindal and his relatives to try to get in touch with Zee group chairman Subhash Chandra.

He has also demanded interrogation of Naveen Jindal, his brother Prithvi Jindal and uncle Sitaram Jindal.

Chaudhury and Zee Business Editor Samir Ahluwalia were arrested on November 27 on a complaint by Jindal's firm that they had demanded Rs 100 crore as an advertising deal for not airing negative news against the firm in connection with the coal block allocation scandal.

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