‘Toolkit case: Delhi cops seized hard disk from house, says activist Shantanu Muluk’s father

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Two individuals claiming to be the personnel of Delhi Police seized a pc laborious disk and different objects from the home of inexperienced activist Shantanu Muluk, a suspect within the “toolkit” case associated to the farmers’ protest, and not using a search warrant on February 12, in Beed in Maharashtra, his father Shivlal Muluk has advised native police.

Beed superintendent of police Raja Ramaswami stated on Wednesday that Shivlal Muluk made a illustration to the police on Tuesday.

“We got representation yesterday. We’ll enquire & accordingly take needful action (sic),” reads the message texted to PTI by Ramaswami.

On Tuesday, the Bombay High Court granted transit anticipatory bail to Shantanu Muluk for 10 days.

Shivlal Muluk, 54, made the illustration as a “responsible citizen” to Beed Police and urged the SP to take applicable motion concerning the “search” carried out at his home, an official stated.

The letter acknowledged that two individuals visited the residence of the Muluks in Chanakyapuri space in Beed on February 12 round 5.30 am and launched themselves as officers of the Delhi Police by displaying their id playing cards, the official stated.

The duo advised the Muluk household that Delhi Police wished to find out about Shantanu, saying he had dedicated treason and he had been involved with pro-Khalistan individuals, the official stated quoting the letter.

The duo then searched all rooms in the home and took away a tough disk, an environment-related poster, a guide, and a cell phone cowl from Shantanu Muluk’s room, it acknowledged.

According to Shivlal Muluk, the police officers didn’t present any search warrant and in addition didn’t get hold of any permission from the household earlier than taking away these things, the letter stated.

The police officers additionally didn’t put together any “panchnama” of the seized materials, it acknowledged.

A Panchnama is a document of witness testimony, often ready by the police, in the course of the investigation of a criminal offense or after a demise.

The police officers additionally advised the Muluk household that the seized materials will probably be returned to them later, as per the illustration.

Shivlal Muluk additionally claimed that the visiting police workforce had requested him to return to the federal government visitor home in Beed for questioning.

The letter acknowledged that Shivlal Muluk as a “responsible citizen” was informing concerning the go to of the Delhi Police to Beed SP as no native authorities official accompanied them.

When contacted on telephone, Shivlal Muluk stated on Wednesday that he was not in a situation to talk.

According to the Delhi police, Shantanu Muluk and Mumbai-based lawyer Nikita Jacob together with arrested accused Disha Ravi, an activist from Bengaluru, have been allegedly concerned in making ready the doc and have been in direct contact with “pro-Khalistani elements”.

On Wednesday, the Bombay HC additionally granted transit anticipatory bail to Jacob.

The Delhi police on Monday alleged that Ravi together with Jacob and Shantanu had created the toolkit and shared it with others to tarnish India’s picture.

Greta Thunberg, a celebrated local weather activist, had shared the “toolkit” to lend help to the farmers’ agitation near Delhi borders in opposition to the Union authorities’s new agri legal guidelines.

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