Greta Thunberg toolkit case: Delhi Court sends Disha Ravi to one-day police custody

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A Delhi court docket on Monday remanded local weather activist Disha Ravi to one-day police custody in reference to the Greta Thunberg toolkit case.

The Patiala House Court has turned down the Delhi Police’s request for a five-day custody of the 22-year-old.

Seeking a five-day extension of Ravi’s police custody, the Public Prosecutor had argued that the activist had been evasive throughout interrogation and shifted the blame on the co-accused Shantanu Muluk and Nikita Jacob.

Earlier final Friday, the trial court docket had despatched Ravi to judicial custody for 3 days after her five-day police custody expired.

On Saturday, throughout a listening to on a bail plea by Ravi, Additional Solicitor General S V Raju, showing for the Delhi Police, had informed the court docket that the hyperlinks within the toolkit linked folks to Khalistani web sites that propagate hatred in direction of India.

“This was not just a toolkit. The real plan was to defame India and create unrest here,” he mentioned.

Opposing Ravi’s bail plea, the police alleged that she was getting ready the toolkit with these advocating Khalistan. It alleged that Ravi deleted WhatsApp chats, emails and different proof and was conscious of authorized motion that she might face.

Responding to the allegations, the local weather activist’s counsel Siddharth Agarwal had informed the Delhi court docket that “if highlighting farmers’ protest globally is sedition, she is better in jail.”

Ravi’s counsel additional claimed that there is no such thing as a proof linking the toolkit to the violence in the course of the farmers’ march on January 26. He additionally questioned the contents of the FIR.

“We all have different opinions. You may have a problem with farmers’ protest, I may not. If highlighting protest globally is sedition, I (Ravi) am better in jail. I (defence counsel) also support farmers. But if that’s an offence, let’s all go to jail,” defence counsel Sidharth Agarwal mentioned.

the Delhi Police had argued that the 22-year-old must be totally investigated as “she was aware of the criminality of her actions”. The police informed the court docket that the investigation will reveal the “sinister design to defame India”.

The court docket has reserved the order on Disha’s bail plea for February 23.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana had posed some scathing inquiries to the probe company in the course of the listening to on Ravi’s plea, asking it if it was solely appearing on “surmises, inferences, and conjectures” and questioned how the toolkit was linked to the violence in the course of the farmers’ march.

“…Unless I satisfy my conscience, I don’t move ahead,” the decide had mentioned.

Ravi was arrested by a Cyber Cell staff of the Delhi Police from Bengaluru on Saturday in reference to the toolkit backing the farmers’ agitation. The police have claimed that she had despatched the toolkit to Thunberg via the Telegram app, and in addition “coaxed her to act on it”.

The Delhi Police has alleged that Ravi was the “key conspirator” within the formulation and dissemination of the doc and that she collaborated with pro-Khalistani group Poetic Justice Foundation to “spread disaffection against Indian state” and in addition shared the doc with Thunberg.