UP Election 2017: Dainik Jagran online editor Shekhar Tripathi arrested for publishing exit polls

Ghaziabad: The editor of jagran.com was arrested in connection with posting of a poll survey in alleged violation of directions of the Election Commission and later released on bail, police said on Tuesday.

Representation image. Reuters

Representation image. Reuters

Kavi Nagar police detained Shekhar Tripathi around 11 PM on Monday from his residence in Kaushamibi. He was later put under arrest and produced in a court which granted him bail, Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar said.

Following a direction from EC, FIRs had been lodged in all the 15 districts where the election was held in the first phase.

Tripathi was booked under Section 188 IPC and under sections 126A and 126B of Representation of People Act 1951.

District Election Officer Nidhi Kesarwani said that in compliance with EC's order, district information officer Raj Bahadur Singh had registered an FIR at police station Kavinagar after which Tripathi was detained.

Dainik Jagran newspaper on Monday night said news about exit polls of Uttar Pradesh was published inadvertently on its English website and it was immediately removed after being detected by senior officials of the group.

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Updated Date: Feb 15, 2017 12:26:17 IST