Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Jindal accuses Zee News of extortion, channel hits back

Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal and Zee News were involved in a public spat on Thursday with the former claiming that the channel attempted to extort Rs 100 crore from him for not airing stories against his company in coal block allocation, a charge strongly denied by the media house.


Jindal accuses Zee News of extortion, channel hits back (© Reuters)

Amidst dramatic scenes when a family of an RTI activist from Raigarh in Chhattisgarh shouted slogans against him, Jindal Power and Steel Ltd chairman, Naveen Jindal, said that Zee News executives demanded Rs 20 crore for four years.

They later raised the demand to Rs 100 crore for not broadcasting stories against the company in relation to allocation of coal blocks, he claimed.

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