Delhi court granted bail to Disha Ravi in ​​toolkit case

Earlier today, Disha was brought to the Delhi Police Cyber ​​Cell office to face off with co-accused Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk. Jacob and Muluk had earlier obtained transit bail from the Bombay High Court, protecting them from arrest.

Delhi court granted bail to Disha Ravi in ​​toolkit case
Delhi court granted bail to Disha Ravi in ​​toolkit case

Delhi sessions court on Tuesday granted bail to climate activist Disha Ravi, who is among the three accused booked for sedition and other charges in a case involving a toolkit involving farmers' protests.Disha Ravi was arrested on February 13 along with two other activists with a toolkit for farmers' protests, which was tweeted by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. 

The Delhi Police has alleged that Ravi was an "important conspirator" in the creation and dissemination of the document and he collaborated with the Khalistani group Poetic Justice Foundation to "spread disagreement against the Indian state" and also shared the docket with Thanberg. The police also claimed that Ravi had sent the toolkit to Thunberg via the Telegram app, and "coaxed him to act on it".

Disha Ravi, who was produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma by the police at the end of three days of judicial custody on Monday, was sent to one day police custody. Her remand ended today.

The magistrate had observed that when the case against the activist involved allegations of "spreading hatred, spreading disagreement" to "undermine India's sovereignty", "there must be a balance with the right of an individual". She further stated that Ravi's confrontation with his co-accused was necessary as "the role played by each of them in removing the original toolkit will come to light, which is very much needed for a fair investigation".

Earlier today, Disha was brought to the Delhi Police Cyber ​​Cell office to face off with co-accused Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk. Jacob and Muluk had earlier obtained transit bail from the Bombay High Court, protecting them from arrest.

Shantanu Muluk, co-accused in the toolkit case along with climate activist Disha Ravi, also moved a Delhi court seeking anticipatory bail. The application transferred by Muluk is likely to come up for hearing before Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana on Wednesday.

According to the government lawyer, during interrogation, Disha Ravi put all the burden on the co-accused. Police also said that Jacob and Muluk had joined the investigation on Monday and did not have "much time" for questioning.