Their counsel said the records of two editors are "unimpeachable" and that their bail can be rejected, only if the prosecution proves that they are facing trial in other criminal cases.

A court here on Saturday reserved its order for Monday on bail applications moved by Zee News editor Sudhir Chaudhary and Zee Business editor Samir Ahluwalia, who are in judicial custody for their involvement in the case filed by Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) alleging that they tried to extort Rs.100 crore as advertisements for diluting the campaign launched against the company in the coal blocks allocation scam.

Additional Sessions Judge Raj Rani Mitra reserved the order after defence counsel said their clients’ antecedents were “unimpeachable” and bail could be rejected only if the prosecution proved that they were facing trial in other criminal cases.

Defence counsel pointed out that the editors had families to take care of and bail could be granted by imposing conditions that the court deemed fit.

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