Today, Zee News Editor Sudhir Chaudhary has filed a case of Criminal Defamation against Mr Naveen Jindal and 16 others in the court of Hon’ble Judge Jai Thareja in the Patiala House Courts Campus. The Court has fixed January 3, 2013 as the date for consideration of the complaint.
Vijay Aggarwal, Counsel for Zee News Editor Sudhir Chaudhary said, “My client Zee News Editor Sudhir Chaudhary has filed a complaint under section 499 IPC for criminal defamation which is punishable for 2 years of imprisonment under section 500 IPC. It was listed before the court of learned Metropolitan Magistrate Mr Jay Thareja. The learned Judge has heard our arguments and has fixed the same for the purpose of taking cognizance and it would be decided by the Judge on January 3, 2013. And after that if requires the Court would record the evidence of my client and then the Court may summon these accused persons. Then they will have to face the trial for an offence which is punishable for 2 years.”