Court defers Zee editors’ bail petitions
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The court hearing the extortion case against Zee Group editors Sudhir Chaudhary and Sameer Ahluwalia deferred the hearing on their bail pleas to December 3 as the prosecutor and the investigating officer did not appear before the court on Saturday.
The court also asked the DCP, Crime Branch, to explain why the officials were missing. "Why the IO and the PP are not available despite prior information from this court? Let a written explanation be filed by the DCP concerned," said Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Rao.
Charged with attempting to extort Rs 100 crore from Jindal Steel and Power Ltd, the two editors have been sent to judicial custody till December 14. "We are looking into the circumstances to identify what was the cause of the delay because of which the IO could not reach the court on time," said DCP, Crime Branch, S B S Tyagi.
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