Dec 172012

A Delhi court on Monday granted bails to Zee group editors Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia days after they were arrested for their alleged roles in the case of Rs 100 crore extortion bid from Congress MP Naveen Jindal’s company.

The court of additional sessions judge Raj Rani Mitra announced its decision reserved on Saturday after a hearing lasting around five hours.

Zee News editor Chaudhary and Zee Business editor Ahluwalia were granted bail on the surety of Rs 50,000 each. They have been asked to surrender their passports.

The court had earlier also extended the interim protection from arrest granted to Zee group chairman Subhash Chandra and his son Punit Goenka till December 20 in the case. The Delhi Police had questioned the father-son duo in connection with the case filed by Jindal.

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