Zee News accused of Rs 100 Crore blackmail

New Delhi: Steel chairman Naveen Jindal today said his company has made a formal police complaint against Zee News and Zee Business for allegedly demanding Rs.100 crore worth of advertisements in lieu of dropping negative stories.

“Sudhir Chaudhary, editor of the group, told our team they will continue to defame us if we did not agree to pay Rs.20 crore per year worth advertisements,” Jindal, a Congress MP, said at a press conference here.

“The initial demand of Rs.20 crore then went up to Rs.100 crore,” Jindal said.

Jindal Steel registered the first information report (FIR) with police Oct 2.

He said the media group had shown some stories on their channels against the steel group after which a team from Jindal Steels started talking to the channels.

Jindal also distributed a CD showing Chaudhary making the demand.

Jindal said his company has been in business for 40 years and had never received a blackmail threat like this.

“We decided not to succumb to the blackmail,” said Jindal.


The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by authors, news service providers on this page do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Hill Post. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Hill Post makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site page.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.