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Greta ‘toolkit’ probe: Delhi court issues non-bailable warrants against activists Nikita Jacob and Shantanu

According to Delhi Police, Mumbai-based lawyer Nikita Jacob has been absconding ever since her name surfaced in the 'toolkit' controversy. A non-bailable warrant has been issued against her and another accused Shantanu.
 

Greta toolkit probe: Delhi court issues non-bailable warrants against activists Nikita Jacob and Shantanu-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Feb 15, 2021, 12:22 PM IST
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After the arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi from Bengaluru, a non-bailable warrant has been issued against a Mumbai-based lawyer and another person in connection with Delhi Police's probe into the Greta Thunberg "toolkit" related to the farmers' protest against the Centre's three agri laws.

As per the reports, these two were involved in creating, editing and distributing the toolkit that included a detailed roadmap to spread unrest and chaos in India under the garb of the farmers’ protest.

According to Delhi Police, Mumbai-based lawyer Nikita Jacob has been absconding ever since her name surfaced in the 'toolkit' controversy. A non-bailable warrant has been issued against her and another accused Shantanu.

Jacob is reportedly a lawyer in the Bombay High Court. As per reports, a team of the special cell of the Delhi Police had visited Jacob on February 11 but could not question her that day as they had arrived in the evening. However, she had signed documents. The lawyer had reportedly gone underground after that.

Sources say that pro-Khalistan leader Mo Dhaliwal's associate had contacted Nikita. Delhi Police Special Cell officers visited her residence in Mumbai and analysed her electronic devices.

Nikita’s role in the campaign came to fore after Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, 18, accidentally tweeted a toolkit related to the farmer's protest against the Centre's three agri laws. Greta had tweeted in support of farmers protests in India. Besides Greta, pop star Rihanna and porn star Mia Khalifa also tweeted in favour of the farmers stir.

Earlier on Saturday, climate activist Disha Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru for sharing the toolkit. According to Delhi Police, Disha Ravi was arrested by a Cyber Cell team. She was an editor of the "toolkit Google doc" and "key conspirator" in the document's formulation and dissemination.

It is notable here that after the ‘toolkit’ drew sharp reaction from the public and government officials in India. especially because of the Red Fort violence, Google had agreed to provide details of individuals who have been involved in the creation and editing of the document on its platform to the Indian government.

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