New Delhi: Two senior editors of Zee News, arrested on charges of allegedly trying to extort Rs.100 crore from Congress member of parliament Naveen Jindal’s firm, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL), were on Friday sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a Delhi court.
The court remanded Zee News head Sudhir Chaudhary and Zee Business editor Samir Ahluwalia to judicial custody till 14 December after the crime branch of the Delhi Police said their police custody had ended.
The two were produced before the court after expiry of their two-day police remand. A fresh bail plea was filed in the court on behalf of the two journalists. The court will decide on the petition on Saturday.
During the course of proceedings, the police informed the court that three other senior officials of the Zee Group had recorded their statements in the case.