‘Non-bailable’ FIR against Zee News’ Sudhir Chaudhary in Bengal


An FIR has been filed with the West Bengal Police against the controversial Zee News editor, Sudhir Chaudhary, channel’s reporter Pooja Mehta, cameraman Tanmay Mukherjee ‘others.’ for allegedly inciting hatred among communities while covering Dhulagarh communal flare-ups on the occasion of Eid Milad-ul-Nabi. (Watch video below)

The said FIR, filed by an individual Chiranjit Das under Section 153A, deals with promoting enmity between different groups on basis of religion, caste, creed, language or place of birth.

Chaudhary took to social media to express his outrage over the development.

Sudhir Chaudhary

On Facebook, he wrote, “Just to inform all of you Mamta Banerjee Govt has filed an FIR against me and ZeeNews reporter Pooja Mehta and cameraperson Tanmay Mukherjee for covering Dhulagarh Riots on Zee News.The FIR has non bailable sections which is enough to gauge their intentions to arrest me and my colleagues. Pooja Mehta is just 25 and got the taste of Mamta’s intolerance so early in life in the form of a non bailable FIR.

“This is what a young girl reporter getting to learn from a woman chief minister who claims to be the champion of democracy.It’s another low point in our democracy to see a democratically elected govt using police force to curb media in an effort to suppress uncomfortable facts and reality.When you can’t manage media,use the state machinery to conquer the media only to conceal the failures of your administration. It shows the intolerance of a chief minister who is using the state machinery as her personal fiefdom and acting like a feudal lord. I see the positive side of this blunder as a window for all free minds of this nation to act and show fascist forces their actual place. Or once again Selfish Politics will prevail? That’s my fear.”

He also tweeted about the incident.

West Bengal Police were unavailable for comments, when contacted  by Janta Ka Reporter.

Read Hindi report here: सांप्रदायिक हिंसा की ‘गैर जिम्मेदाराना रिपोटिंग’ के कारण ज़ी न्यूज़ के सुधीर चौधरी पर बंगाल पुलिस द्वारा FIR दर्ज

Watch Zee News’ special coverage on Dhulagarh communal flare-ups below



  1. This FIR is First Information Rupture. #ZeeNews did not air any “Fake News”. FIR should be made against Police & Chief Secretary. Government must be thinking Zee News should have consulted them before covering the issue. Against RTI Act as amended. Constitutional Breakdown!

  2. This is just the different side if same coin..Sudhir Chaudhury’s guru Narendra Modi is scaring everyone using CBI and now his recipe getting the taste of same medicine from Bengal government…Where is our politics heading to???It’s the darkest phase of Indian politics and each and every political party is responsible for this…Hate Hate and Hate????Is this what our predecessors taught us????Is this what our freedom fighters died for???
    Ans u mr. Sudhir Chaudhury,u better don’t talk about intolerance…u r the most corrupted media person by a big distance…so u deserve to be behind bars though I dnt support what WB police is doing though.

  3. Cheap West Bengal CM, protecting her unsocial element for political benefit. She is taking state towards dark and making WB another Bangladesh where people lost everything in past

  4. In Bengal now democracy can’t be found!Secular can’t be said,Govt. service through proper education can’t be achieved,it doesn’t mean others are not educated but least standard through party sources or by huge money they grab the service,but proper educated person can’t be evaluated,if you talk about your right then you will be unsocial and if you talk nonsense and talk about antisocial elements and illegal activities related with might is right in favour of TMCP then you will be praised and greeted..here scam is available..TET SET others recruitment s everywhere 98% corruption is/are available..so come ,learn from Bengal as before in Bihar now Bengal..so we r proud of corruption and inhumane tortuous situation..if you hit any respected one doesn’t issue,take a corner of Didi then fine..as-usual..


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