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Now, Zee sues Jindal for 150 cr

12:49 AM Jun 02, 2019 | Free Press Journal Correspondant

New Delhi : In a virtual tit-for-tat, Zee News said on Saturday it has sent a Rs 150 crore defamation notice to Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal, who too had filed a Rs 200 crore case against the media conglomerate claiming the TV channel had tried to extort money from his company.

“Zee News has granted a three-day time period to Mr Naveen Jindal to withdraw all his unsubstantiated and defamatory allegations against Zee News, failing which Mr Jindal would face civil and criminal actions initiated by Zee News,” the media house said in a statement here.

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At a press conference on October 25, Jindal, who is the Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) had claimed that the Zee News group attempted to “extort” Rs 100 crore from the firm for not airing stories against it on coal block allocation.

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Jindal had released a CD claiming that it has records of attempts by Zee editors to strike a purported deal with JSPL. On Thursday, JSPL had filed a defamation suit for Rs 200 crore against four executives of Zee at Mumbai High Court.

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