New Delhi: Arrested Zee editors Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia were on Monday granted bail by a Delhi court in the Jindal Group extortion case. Chaudhary and Ahluwalia were granted the bail in the alleged Rs 100 crore extortion case on a bond of Rs 50,000.
Confirming the bail to the accused in the case, their lawyer Vijay Agrawal said, "My clients were wrongly framed by the police...court has granted bail to them."
Earlier, the counsel of the Zee editors had said the records of two editors were "unimpeachable" and that their bail could be rejected only if the prosecution proved that they were facing trial in other criminal cases. They added their clients have wives and children to look after and the court should release them after imposing conditions that it deems fit.
After getting the bail, the lawyer of the Zee editors said that they had been wrongly framed in the case by the police.
They had pointed that it was a peculiar case where the FIR had been lodged at midnight on a national holiday on October 2. "This shows how powerful is the complainant, that he has lodged an extortion case against me at midnight. This can only happen," they said.