Lucknow, August 19
The Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested a journalist for allegedly sharing an objectionable social media submit on Ram temple and claiming that he did so on the directions of a Hindutva outfit’s chief, an official stated on Wednesday.
Accused journalist Prashant Kanojia had additionally been arrested in June final yr for allegedly making objectionable remarks in opposition to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media, however had been granted bail on orders of the Supreme Court.
“Journalist Prashant Kanojia was arrested from Delhi yesterday in connection with an indecent post,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Somen Barma stated on Wednesday.
The FIR in opposition to him was registered right here on the Hazratganj police station on August 17 for allegedly sharing an “indecent” submit on his Twitter deal with and saying that he did it on orders of Hindu Sena chief Sushil Tiwari, who denied the allegation.
The FIR registered on the grievance of Sub-Inspector Dinesh Kumar Shukla stated, “On August 17, it was seen that Prashant Kanojia through his twitter handle (@Pjkanojia) had uploaded an indecent post related to Ram temple stating that it was done on orders of Tiwari.”
The submit was uploaded to “malign Tiwari’s image”, stated the sub-inspector in his grievance, including that “such posts can disturb peace”.
The case in opposition to Prashant Kanojia was lodged below numerous sections of Indian Penal Code, together with part 420, and people of Information Technology Act.
In a Facebook submit on August 17, Sushil Tiwari had denied he had something to do with the indecent submit on the Ram temple.
He had asserted that he was with ‘Hindutva’ and never with ‘fake posts’. PTI