Two months after arrest, Allahabad HC grants bail to journalist Prashant Kanojia

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

October 21, 2020 6:50:07 pm

Prashant Kanojia is a contract journalist based mostly out of New Delhi. (Source: Facebook/Prashant Kanojia)Over two months after he was arrested for allegedly tweeting a “morphed” social media put up made by the member of an outfit referred to as the Hindu Army, the Allahabad High Court Wednesday granted bail to freelance journalist Prashant Kanojia, LiveLaw reported.
Kanojia was arrested from his east Delhi residence by Uttar Pradesh Police on August 18 after an FIR was filed in opposition to him in Lucknow.  According to the FIR, filed on the premise of a criticism by sub-inspector Dinesh Kumar Shukla, a Facebook put up by Hindu Army’s Sushil Tiwari was morphed, and was tweeted by Kanojia “with intention to malign” Tiwari’s fame.
According to the FIR, Kanojia posted a morphed picture which learn that SC, ST and OBC individuals are to not be allowed into Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, with a caption stating that this was on “Tiwari’s orders”. The FIR says this picture was a morphed model of a Facebook put up by Tiwari.
The FIR was filed underneath IPC Sections coping with selling enmity between completely different communities, forgery, dishonesty, defamation, publishing hearsay, and assertions prejudicial to nationwide integration, together with related sections of IT Act.
Kanojia was additionally arrested final 12 months for allegedly making “objectionable comments” and “propagating defamatory content” in opposition to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. He was later launched.
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