'Objectionable' post against CM Yogi: SC to hear plea against journalist's arrest
Lucknow : The Supreme Court will be hearing a plea by wife of journalist Prashant Kanojia, against his arrest for allegedly defaming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media.
Tagging the arrest as ‘illegal’ and ‘unconstitutional’, Kanojia’s wife, Jagisha Arora, had moved top court, demanding urgent hearing in the case.
In the petition it has been mentioned that the police did not present any arrest warrant before taking Prashant Kanojia with them. Advocate Nithya Ramakrishnan produced the matter before a bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Ajay Rastogi on behalf of Arora.
Meanwhile, on Monday, the UP Police made three fresh arrests of journalists for allegedly sharing a morphed picture of CM Yogi Adityanath. Over the past three days, a total of six journalists have been arrested over the same issue under IPC section 500 and 66 IT Act.
Kanojia was arrested on Sunday at Hazratganj police station for allegedly uploading a video on Twitter where a woman was making claims about a marriage proposal to the Uttar Pradesh chief.