Journalist, Sharad Kumar Dwivedi was charged with Extortion and Forgery.
The complaint was made by the Vice President of Bhartiya Janta Party in District Hardoi.
The issue was that the journalist has posted a video with a post on his Facebook account which had a call recording of a BJP leader and a fraud lady who was blackmailing him. The journalist on his post asked to examine the matter.
However, the Counsel of Journalist submitted that he was being framed by the BJP leader.
The Petitioner’s Counsel argued that the complainant had previously posted about the incident with that lady on his Facebook post. The petitioner also said that he had nothing to do with either the complainant or the lady.
Journalist Dwivedi looked for revoking the F.I.R. registered under Sections 384, 468 I.P.C., and Section 67-A of the Information Technology Act. The next hearing will be after 3 weeks.