Court reserves order on plea for lodging of FIR against Naveen Jindal
During the hearing today, the court asked Aggarwal as to why Justice J S Verma had not written the fact relating to the alleged call by Jindal to him in his order.
"It is not in the order of NBSA?," the judge asked.
To this, the counsel said, "It is not written in the order sheet and that is why I am calling for a CBI enquiry."
He further said, "Jindal had called a former Chief Justice of India and he may call anyone" adding that the MP had abused his official position as a public servant.
Zee News Editor Sudhir Chaudhary and Zee Business Editor Samir Ahluwalia were arrested on November 27 last year on a complaint by JSPL, which had alleged 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. They were later granted bail by court on December 17.
Both Chaudhary and Ahluwalia had also filed separate criminal defamation complaint against Jindal and various other officials of JSPL.
In its complaint, Zee News Ltd had alleged that on October 18 last year, JSPL had filed a complaint before the chairman of Press Council of India (PCI) against them reiterating "false allegations of extortion" made in the complaint.
The PCI chairman had referred the complaint to the NBSA chairman who had issued notice to Zee
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