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UP govt is terrorising journalists and farmers: Priyanka

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Vadra on Tuesday said that instead of working on public issues, government is terrorising journalists, farmers and their representatives.

Her statement came after on Tuesday granted bail to Prashant Kanojia, who was arrested by Police on Saturday for making "objectionable comments" against on

"Instead of working on issues related to public, government is dealing journalists, farmers, and their representatives with the baton of terror," tweeted

Echoing similar sentiments her said, "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 & needs to release the arrested journalists."

The order for the immediate release of Kanojia on bail was passed by a vacation bench comprising Justices and on a petition filed by Kanojia's wife

During the hearing, Justice Banerjee said, "Liberty of a citizen is sacrosanct and non-negotiable. It is guaranteed by the Constitution and it cannot be infringed upon."

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

Kanojia has been 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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 15:09 IST
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