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UP CM is behaving foolishly: Rahul demands release of "arrested journalists"

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on Tuesday said it was foolish of to have gotten arrested for allegedly defaming the

Meanwhile, the ordered immediate release of Kanojia.

"If every who files a false report or peddles fake, vicious RSS/BJP sponsored propaganda about me is put in jail, most newspapers/ news channels would face a severe staff shortage. The UP CM is behaving foolishly and needs to release the arrested journalists," Gandhi tweeted.

Kanojia was arrested on Saturday for making certain "objectionable comments" against Adityanath on and for "spreading rumours". He was taken into custody from after a case was registered at station in

"The arrest was made on the basis of evidence and after interrogation, he confessed to his crime," a press note issued by the police said.

Kanojia was booked under sections 500 (defamation), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code and section 67 (publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Act.

On Sunday, the had condemned the arrest of Kanojia, Eshika Singh, of Noida-based new channel and Anuj Shukla, an of the channel, in connection with the case.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 12:25 IST