Sudhir Chaudhary, editor of Zee News, which had aired an interview of the gang-rape victim’s male friend, and against whom a case has been registered under Section 228-A of the Indian Penal Code, was on Saturday asked to join the investigation.

However, Mr. Chaudhary approached the magisterial court hearing the gang rape case and pleaded that his statement to the police be videorecorded. Metropolitan Magistrate Namrita Aggarwal refrained from giving specific directions to the police other than asking the Station House Officer of the Vasant Vihar station to proceed as per law.

In the evening, Mr. Chaudhary went to the Vasant Vihar police station and explained his position in a session that lasted close to two hours.