May 9, 2021

Journalist arrested for sharing indecent post

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Lucknow, Aug. 19: The UP Police has arrested a journalist, Prashant Kanojia, for allegedly sharing an objectionable social media post. Accused journalist Prashant Kanojia had also been arrested in June last year for allegedly making objectionable remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media, but had been granted bail on orders of the Supreme Court.

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Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Somen Barma said on Wednesday that Journalist Prashant Kanojia was arrested from Delhi on Tuesday in connection with an indecent post,” The FIR against him was registered here at the Hazratganj police station on August 17 for allegedly sharing an “indecent” post on his twitter handle and saying that he did it on orders of Hindu Sena chief Sushil Tiwari, who denied the allegation.