New Delhi: Naveen Jindal and his company Jindal Steel Power Limited (JSPL) have withdrawn its FIR against zee and its editors. The case dates back to 2012, when former parliamentarian Naveen Jindal had accused Sudheer Chaudhary and Sameer Ahluwalia, editorial heads of Zee News and Zee Business of trying to extort Rs 100 crore worth of advertisements from his company in return for dropping stories linking to Jindal firms and Coal-gate.
Chairman of Essel Group, Subhash Chandra on Twitter said, “I am happy that JSPL & Naveen Jindal have withdrawn FIR alleging extortion with Delhi Police against Zee & it’s editors, similarly Zee has agreed to withdraw all complaints & cases against JSPL & Naveen Jindal. I wish Naveen very best in his life.”
We have resolved all differences
that took place because of miscommunication. Happy to leave all that behind. Thank you @subhashchandra ji for your good wishes. Let there be #Peace . @ZeeNews @sudhirchaudhary pic.twitter.com/4wWMvQtBsV
— Naveen Jindal (@MPNaveenJindal) July 13, 2018
Earlier in the day, former Congress MP met Subhash Chandra and his team, including Zee News’ Chief Editor Sudheer Chaudhary. After meeting, Naveen Jindal tweeted, “We have resolved all differences that took place because of miscommunication. Happy to leave all that behind. Thank you @subhashchandra ji for your good wishes. Let there be #Peace . @ZeeNews @sudhirchaudhary.”