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The Allahabad High Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor of online news portal The Wire, in connection with the case registered against him for an allegedly defamatory news report against Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath. (Siddharth Varadarajan v State of Uttar Pradesh and anr)
The FIR was filed for remarks made in an article carried by The Wire pertaining to Yogi Adityanath's participation in a religious ceremony at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya on the occasion of Ram Navmi during the COVID-19 lockdown.