New Delhi: A Delhi court has issued warrants to produce two Zee News editors before it on December 8, on a plea by police for their custody.

The police have sought their custody to confront them with Zee group Chairman Subhash Chandra and his son in a case of their alleged bid to extort Rs 100 crore from Congress MP Naveen Jindal's group firm.

Metropolitan Magistrate Neha issued the production warrants, directing jail authorities to produce Zee News head Sudhir Chaudhary and Zee Business Editor Samir Ahluwalia before her.

"Issue production warrant to accused Sudhir and Samir(for December 8)," the court said.

The court's order came on an application moved by Delhi Police's Crime Branch Tuesday’s seeking a day's custody of the two accused for confronting them with Essel Group Chairman Chandra and his son Punit Goenka, a Managing Director of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited.

Both Chaudhary and Ahluwalia, presently lodged in Tihar, have been booked under section 384 (extortion), 420(cheating), 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the IPC.

The court had rejected their bail pleas on Monday saying they have not given any new ground for their release on bail in their fresh applications after dismissal of their first one on November 28.


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