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SC directed Zee News editors Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia to submit their voice samples.  Photo: Mint
SC directed Zee News editors Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia to submit their voice samples. Photo: Mint

SC directs Zee News editors to submit voice samples in extortion case

The audio tape contains an alleged incriminatory conversation between the editors and JSPL employees

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed Zee News editors Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia to submit their voice samples in connection with a case of alleged extortion from renowned industrialist Naveen Jindal and his company.

The audio tape contains an alleged incriminatory conversation between the editors and JSPL employees.

The two face investigation on charges of forgery and attempting to extort money from Jindal’s company JSPL in exchange for not filing news reports linking his firm to the coal block.

The two editors, who are currently out on bail, had approached the court in order to get the consent cancelled, which was signed during taking bail in the case.

At an earlier occasion, the court had asked them to either follow the consent or face jail.

Chaudhary and Ahluwalia were arrested in 2012 when Jindal’s firm complained that they had asked for an extortion amount of 100 crore in return of not airing negative news against the firm.

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