Zee News on Tuesday (October 6, 2020) again received a threatening call and its Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary was told on call that the media house will be attacked post-midnight.
The call was reportedly made from Pakistan but was probably routed through a United Kingdom number. The caller threatened to blackout the channel and remove it from the satellite post 12 AM on Wednesday. He also said that every website of Zee News will be removed.
The caller also threatened the anchors of the channel and said that they will have to bear the consequences.
पाकिस्तान से एक और आतंकी धमकी।आज दोपहर ब्रिटेन के एक नम्बर से मुझे ये फ़ोन आया।धमकी देने वाला अपने आपको किसी आतंकी संगठन का कमांडर बता रहा था।कहता है आज रात 12 बजे से @ZeeNews बंद हो जाएगा। pic.twitter.com/xI36b9uwUG
— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) October 6, 2020
This is not the first time Zee News’ Editor-in-Chief has received a threat call. In May 2020, a terrorist had called Chaudhary and told him to bear the brunt of showing Pakistan’s propaganda on Kashmir. A Khalistani terrorist had also called and threatened Chaudhary.
Before that, Chaudhary had received threat calls in 2019, 2017, 2016 and 2015.
Recently, China had hatched a big espionage conspiracy against India. It was learnt that the Chinese had asked a Shenzen-based company named Zhenhua Data Information Technology Co. Limited to monitor Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and over 10,000 other prominent Indian personalities. China had also tried to spy on Zee News newsroom and was also reportedly monitoring its Editor-in-Chief.
Notably, amid rising tensions between Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, Zee News had run a ‘Made in India’ campaign appealing Indians to stop using Chinese items and buy Indian products instead. The campaign proved to be a huge succes with over 1 crore people pledging to boycott Chinese products.
Zee News has also reported relentlessly from the LAC and LOC. The media house has been regularly exposing the nefarious plans of China and Pakistan.