The top court asked the Allahabad High Court to proceed with the similar plea before it concerning the bail of journalist and decide the issue expeditiously.
Sharma, a resident of Siktiya Tola in Hata area of Kushinagar, also used to teach at a private school near his village, the police said.
Santosh Jaiswal was arrested for allegedly obstructing public servants from discharging their duty and extortion, charges similar to those levelled against a reporter in Mirzapur.
The incident came to light only after journalist Pramod Kumar Jaiswal shot it and made the video viral on social media same day.
'You're print journalist, why take video': UP government to examine FIR against scribe booked for salt-roti expose
The video of students of being served salt and roti in their midday meal at a government-run primary school in Mirzapur district had gone viral on social media on August 22.
In his complaint, the block education officer had alleged that Pawan Kumar Jaiswal deliberately shot the video doing 'despicable work' of maligning the image of the state government.