A Delhi court ordered to lodge an FIR against unnamed persons on a complaint filed by Zee News editor Sudhir Chaudhary. He alleged that "nasty" tweets were being posted on his social networking site Twitter account after an extortion case was registered against him. A Delhi metropolitan magistrate has directed the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) to register an FIR against unknown persons.
Metropolitan Magistrate Vijeta Singh directed the DCP of the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police to lodge an FIR against unnamed persons and also directed him to file a status report in the court on April 18. Chaudhary had claimed he had been followed by new people on Twitter, who posted nasty tweets. He also said that these posts were not genuine and a hostile atmosphere was created in personal and professional life. His grievances were not addressed by the Crime Branch. The EOW, in response, said the complaint had been lodged in order to create new defenses in the older case. The contents of the tweets were already in public knowledge and not false or grossly offensive or menacing in character.
Chaudhary was arrested last November on a complaint by Jindal Steel and Power Limited accusing him and another Zee Group editor of demanding Rs.100 crore from it in the form of advertisements purportedly to dilute a campaign launched by their news channels against JSPL in connection with the coal block allocation scam.