Nov 28 2012 00:00 IST
The Zee News today vehemently denied all charges of extortion levelled against its top journalists who have been arrested by the Delhi Police. The television news channel has described the arrests as a crude and direct attack on the freedom of the press. It also accused the Delhi Police of acting at the behest of Congress MP Naveen Jindal. The channel accused Congress MP Naveen Jindal of trying to divert attention from 'coalgate'. The arrested journalists are Sudhir Chaudhary and Sameer Ahluwalia, editorial heads of Zee news and Zee business channels, respectively. Meanwhile, Jindal has denied commenting on the issue as the matter is in court.