A second defamation case has been filed against Congress MP Naveen Jindal over allegations of extortion against the editors of Zee News.
Even as a Delhi court has taken cognizance of a defamation complaint filed by the editor of Zee News Sudhir Chaudhari against Congress MP Naveen Jindal and 16 officials of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL), a business editor of the news channel Samir Ahluwalia has filed another defamation suit.
Metropolitan magistrate Jay Thareja has taken cognizance of the defamation complaint filed by Chaudhary.
“The cognizance of offence under section 499 (defamation) read with 34 (common intention) of the IPC is taken… Keeping in view the law laid down in the provisions of Cr PC and the judgment of the Delhi High Court, the examination of the complainant and his witnesses is being proceeded with. Put up for examination of the complainant and his witnesses on oath for January 7,” Thareja said.
Ahluwalia has filed his defamation complaint in a different court, which will decide on 9 January whether to take cognisance of his plea.