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Journalist Prashant Kanojia, Arrested for ‘Fake Tweet’, Gets Bail

Kanojia’s wife Jagisha Arora pointed out, on Twitter, that her faith in the judiciary and Constitution helped.

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Journalist Prashant Kanojia, Arrested for ‘Fake Tweet’, Gets Bail
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Journalist Prashant Kanoji was granted bail by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday, 21 October. He will be released on Thursday.

His wife Jagisha Arora confirmed the news to The Quint.

She also took to Twitter to share the news and point out that her faith in the judiciary and Constitution helped. She also thanked everyone who had been her partners in the fight.

“Prashant Kanojia, love you,” Jagisha wrote.

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Background

Journalist Prashant Kanojia was picked up by Uttar Pradesh police from his Delhi house on Tuesday, 18 August for allegedly posting a morphed tweet related to Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. This is the third time UP Police has registered a FIR against Kanojia in connection with a social media post.

Kanojia’s wife and journalist Jagisha Arora had told The Quint:

“Some men who claimed to be from UP police came to our residence at around 1 PM and arrested Kanojia. Most of the men were not in uniform except one or two. They took him to Vasant Vihar police station and said he will be produced in some court for transit remand and then taken to Lucknow thereafter. The police said it is in connection with some tweet.”   

An FIR registered at the Hazratganj Police station alleged that Kanojia “tweeted a morphed photo of a social media post made by Hindu Army leader Sushil Tiwari to spread hatred.”

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