Sources said Bajpai had proceeded on leave after the management of Zee News channel had asked him to handle the issue of editor’s arrest.
Punya Prasun Bajpai had joined Zee News in 2008 as prime time Anchor and Editor. Punya has more than 20 years experience in both print and electronic journalism. He previously worked with Aaj Tak, NDTV India and Sahara Samay news channels.
He is recipient of the prestigious Indian Express Goenka award for excellence in journalism (for the year 2005) .