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Journalist Arrested For 'Defaming' Yogi Adityanath Walks Out Of Jail

India | PTI | June 12, 2019, 6:57 pm
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 Journalist Prashant Kanojia, who was arrested last week for an alleged objectionable online post against Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, was released on bail on Wednesday (June 12) evening as per Supreme Court orders. (Image: PTI)

Journalist Prashant Kanojia, who was arrested last week for an alleged objectionable online post against Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, was released on bail on Wednesday (June 12) evening as per Supreme Court orders. (Image: PTI)

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 Kanojia was released from Lucknow jail on a personal bond of Rs 20,000 and two other bonds of Rs 20,000 each (Image: PTI)

Kanojia was released from Lucknow jail on a personal bond of Rs 20,000 and two other bonds of Rs 20,000 each (Image: PTI)

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 Making it clear that granting bail to Kanojia cannot be construed as approval of the posts or tweets, the court also slammed the UP government for the '<em>excessiveness</em>' of its action and questioned his nearly two-week judicial custody, asking, Is this a case of murder?" (Image: PTI)" title=" Making it clear that granting bail to Kanojia cannot be construed as approval of the posts or tweets, the court also slammed the UP government for the 'excessiveness' of its action and questioned his nearly two-week judicial custody, asking, "Is this a case of murder?" (Image: PTI)">

Making it clear that granting bail to Kanojia cannot be construed as approval of the posts or tweets, the court also slammed the UP government for the 'excessiveness' of its action and questioned his nearly two-week judicial custody, asking, "Is this a case of murder?" (Image: PTI)

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 The apex court said it was granting bail to Kanojia as it disapproved the deprivation of the right to liberty by the state. (Image: PTI)

The apex court said it was granting bail to Kanojia as it disapproved the deprivation of the right to liberty by the state. (Image: PTI)

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