Zee News Ltd moves court in complaint against Shri Naveen Jindal, MP, for invoking Chief Justice (Retd) JS Verma, for appropriate instructions to CBI



Criminal Defamation Case filed by Zee Business Editor against JSPL, Naveen Jindal & 14 others affixed for 8th March for pre-summoning evidence

In defamation Case offences are punishable with 2 years of imprisonment under section 500 IPC

New Delhi: In a fresh case filed by Zee News Ltd, the Hon’ble Court of Judge Dharmesh Sharma has taken consideration in the complaint made before CBI against Shri Naveen Jindal, MP, and placed the matter for hearing for 14 January, 2013 at 2PM. The case was filed after the CBI did not take action on a complaint made against Mr Naveen Jindal after his call to Hon’ble Retd. Chief Justice of India, Justice J S Verma in his capacity of Chairman of NBSA before he could make a pronouncement based on the complaint against Zee News Ltd by Naveen Jindal’s firm JSPL. Justice Verma had taken umbrage to Shri Jindal’s conduct.

In another development, the Criminal Defamation Case against JSPL, Naveen Jindal and 14 others in the court of Hon’ble Judge Namita Kumari in the Patiala House Courts filed by Zee Business Editor Samir Ahluwalia relating to a series of exposes in the Coalgate scam involving Shri Naveen Jindal and JSPL, came up for hearing today. The Court affixed March 8, 2013 for pre-summoning evidence.

Criminal defamation has been filed against M/s Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., and Sarva Shri Naveen Jindal, Anand Goel, Haigreev Khaitan, Vikrant Gujral, Ravi Uppal, Arun Kumar Purwar, Ratan Jindal, Sushil Kumar Maroo, Sudarshan Kumar Garg, Hardip Singh Wirk, Ram Vinay Shah, Arun Kumar, Dinesh Kumar Saraogi, Tej Kishen Sadhu, Rajeev Bhaduria.

Vijay Aggarwal, Counsel for Zee News Limited said, “the Court has taken cognizance of the offence of defamation which is punishable with 2 years of imprisonment under section 500 IPC. The defamation against my client Mr. Samir Ahluwalia is basis the false statements made during the press conference addressed by Mr. Naveen Jindal on 25th October, 2012.”

Note to Edtiors: Chaudhary and Ahluwalia have been falsely implicated in a case relating to a series of exposes in the Coalgate scam involving Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal. The two Zee editors wanted to expose Mr Jindal’s template of silencing media coverage of Coalgate through a Rs-100 crore advertisement contract.