By MM News,
A freelance journalist, an editor of a TV channel and its owner have been arrested over contents that were considered an objectionable post on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The arrests have sparked a huge debate on social media on freedom of expression and the top editor’s body in the country calling it an “effort to intimidate” the media.
Prashant Kanojia 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. The head of television news channel Nation Live and its editor were arrested in Noida the same evening.
He has been arrested under Section 66 of the Information Act and has been charged of criminal defamation and making statements causing “public mischief”.