SC to hear plea challenging arrest of journalist Prashant Kanojia accused of making 'objectionable comment' against Yogi Adityanath

SC has agreed to hear a plea challenging the arrest of journalist Prashant Kanojia, who has been accused of making an objectionable comment against UP CM Yogi Adityanath on social media, on Tuesday.

Press Trust of India June 10, 2019 12:45:31 IST
SC to hear plea challenging arrest of journalist Prashant Kanojia accused of making 'objectionable comment' against Yogi Adityanath
  • SC has agreed to hear a plea challenging the arrest of journalist Prashant Kanojia, who has been accused of making an objectionable comment against UP CM Yogi Adityanath on social media, on Tuesday.

  • Kanojia's wife Jageesha Arora had filed, a habeas corpus (bring the person) petition, challenging the Kanojia's arrest.

  • He was charged under IPC sections 500 (defamation), 505 (public mischief) and relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a plea challenging the arrest of journalist Prashant Kanojia, who has been accused of making an objectionable comment against Uttar Pradesh chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media, on Tuesday.

SC to hear plea challenging arrest of journalist Prashant Kanojia accused of making objectionable comment against Yogi Adityanath

Prashant Kanojia was arrested by Uttar Pradesh police. ANI

A vacation bench, comprising of justices Indira Banerjee and Ajay Rastogi took note of the submission that Kanojia's wife Jageesha Arora had filed, a habeas corpus (bring the person) petition, challenging Kanojia's arrest and that it needed urgent hearing as the arrest was "illegal" and "unconstitutional".

An FIR was registered against Kanojia on Friday night in which it was alleged that he made "objectionable comments against the CM and tried to malign his image".

Kanojia had shared a video on Twitter and Facebook where a woman is seen speaking to reporters of various media organisations outside the chief minister's office claiming that she had sent a marriage proposal to Adityanath.

He was charged under IPC sections 500 (defamation), 505 (public mischief) and relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.

The verified Twitter handle of Kanojia @PJkanojia said that he is an alumnus of IIMC and Mumbai University and is associated with some media organisations.

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