Zee News owner Subhash Chandra has recently planned a meeting for his one of the most controversial editors – Sudhir Chaudhary along with other staffs, after seeing the constant negative publicity of the channel.
In a townhall meeting, which was held at the Zee News’ building in Noida on 27 July, the editor was publicly hauled up by Chandra’s confidante, Amit Jain.
The editor had had to spend some time in Tihar jail in an alleged Rs 100 crore extortion case.
According to News Laundary a channel insider said that on 26 July, a circular was sent to every staff including digital division making their attendance mandatory at the meeting.
The meeting was expected to be addressed by Chandra, however he couldn’t make up in the end and so his deputed confidante, Jain, conveyed his ‘difficult message.’
Jain spoke about the performance of the channel and reportedly played a video clip of an American management guru showing how Zee News staff don’t take any sense of ‘ownership and loyalty’ to the channel.
Jain reportedly had a go at Samir Ahluwalia, he said if Samir thought his job was safe as he was involved in the extortion case against industrialist Naveen Jindal, then he was a mistake on his part.
Ahluwalia had also spent time in Tihar as he is also an accused with Chaudhary in the Rs 100 crore extortion case.
Later, Chaudhary went on to the stage requesting to speak and in his speech, he reportedly proposed ‘Kamraj plan’ saying that the ‘chairman’ was free to build his team’ but he should be given a ‘free hand.’ According to a report in Janta Ka Reporter, he said that it’s only possible if they all resign, adding that he wanted to be the first to do so.
A few days back, in a new turn in the Rs 100 crore extortion case from industrialist Naveen Jindal against Zee News editor Sudhir Chaudhary and his colleague Samir Ahluwalia, Chaudhary’s lawyers has admitted that the voice in the video is of his’ client.
According to jantakareporter.com, the confession from the lawyer came during the hearing on Wednesday, when CBI judge Vinod Kumar asked him ‘if he agrees that it was the voice of Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia in the video’.