New Delhi: JD(U) leader and NDA convenor Sharad Yadav on Wednesday described the arrests of Zee News Editors Samir Ahluwalia and Sudhir Chaudhary as an attempt by the government to gag the media.
Speaking to Zee News, Yadav said they would raise the issue in Parliament.
Yadav wanted to know why those behind the loot in the Coalgate (Naveen Jindal) have not been arrested.
“Why only one-sided action? Why hasn’t action been taken against those guilty of corruption?” he asked.
The JD(U) leader said since the case is already in court, first extortion should have been proved before arresting the editors.
BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi too described the arrests as illegitimate.
Saying that the Zee Group has been raising its voice against corruption, Naqvi warned that the government will suffer because of this action.
First Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 10:58