LUCKNOW, June 13 -- Delhi-based journalist Prashan Kanojia was released from Lucknow district jail in Gosaiganj area here on Wednesday, a day after the Supreme Court ordered his immediate release.

Confirming his release, senior superintendent of Lucknow Prison PN Pandey said Kanojia was released after receiving the court order. Earlier in the day, the court of chief judicial magistrate (ACJM) in-charge Sanjay Kumar allowed Kanojia's bail plea on two personal sureties of 20,000 each in compliance with the apex court order.

The court, however, advised him to not repeat the offence and directed him to not involve himself in causing damage to any evidence or threat to any witnesses in the case.

Kanojia has also been asked to remain present i...