Zee Me­dia files defama­tion case against The Wire

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

NEW DELHI: Zee Me­dia Corp Ltd has filed a crim­i­nal defama­tion case against the Foun­da­tion for In­de­pen­dent Jour­nal­ism which runs the news por­tal 'The Wire' on charges of pub­lish­ing defam­a­tory ar­ti­cles. Zee filed the case through ad­vo­cate Vi­jay Ag­gar­wal on Fe­bru­ary 7 un­der sec­tions 499, 500, 34 and 109 of the In­dian Pe­nal Code (IPC) against the Foun­da­tion as well as Gu­lam Shaik Bu­dan, Anuj Srini­vas, M.K. Venu, Sid­dharth Var­dara­jan and Sid­harth Roshan­lal Bha­tia. The case was filed in the court of Metropoli­tan Mag­is­trate Su­mit Anand at the Pa­tiala House Court here.

The of­fence is pun­ish­able with up to two years of im­pris­on­ment.

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