Two of the journalists were arrested on June 8 and remanded in 14-day judicial custody, two days after the channel aired the controversial content allegedly defaming Adityanath 'without verifying' its authenticity.
A case has been registered under the IPC sections 323 (causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult), 506 (criminal intimidation), 364 (abduction), 392 (punishment for robbery) and 342 (wrongful confinement), according to police.
Journalist Prashant Kanojia was arrested on Saturday after he shared a video in which a woman claims to have been talking to Yogi Adityanath over video calls and tells reporters outside CM's office that she had handed him her letter
This is the third arrest in the case in which the district administration and the police themselves had taken cognizance to lodge two FIRs and also reported the matter to the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Several scribes rushed to the police station on learning about the incident, and put the video footage of cops beating up Amit Sharma on the social media. The journalists also contacted senior officials at the police headquarters.