Journalist, TV head, editor arrested

Journalist, TV head, editor arrested


A Delhi-based journalist was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday for sharing what was considered an objectionable post on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media, the police said.

The head of a private television news channel and its editor were also arrested in Noida on Saturday for airing allegedly defamatory content on Yogi Adityanath, the police said.

Prashant Kanojia, a freelance journalist, was arrested after a complaint by a police officer in Lucknow, alleging he tried to "malign" the Chief Minister's image.

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

He was picked up by the police from his home in Delhi's West Vinod Nagar on Saturday afternoon and taken to Lucknow where he was formally arrested.