WION Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary again receives terror threats, Pakistan-based caller vows attack

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 06, 2020, 08:40 PM(IST)

Zee News & WION’s Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary Photograph:( DNA )

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Several times in the past the Editor-in-Chief has received such threats

WION and Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary on Tuesday received a terror threat, where a caller, who described himself as a terrorist from Pakistan, said the news channel would be closed post-midnight on Wednesday.

Chaudhary, in a tweet, shared the recording of the call, where the caller said that there would be a blackout of the channel and its websites would not be shown on any search post 12 am on Wednesday. 

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He also threatened the anchors of the channel, saying they will have to face the consequences.

Reportedly, the call was made from Pakistan but was routed through a United Kingdom number. 

Several times in the past Zee News' Editor-in-Chief has received such threats.

In May this year, a terrorist had called Chaudhary and warned him of bearing the brunt for showing Pakistan's propaganda on Kashmir. 

In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 too, he received such calls. 

Recently, a report claimed that a Chinese company named as Zhenhua Data Information Technology Co. is spying on high-profile personalities from India, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to the report, Chaudhary was also in the list of senior editors who are being spied on. 

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