Toolkit case: Delhi court extends protection from arrest to Nikita Jacob, Shantanu Muluk till March 15
The judge heard the submission and directed the police not to take any coercive action against both the accused till March 15, when the court will further hear the matter.
A Delhi court on Tuesday extended protection from arrest till March 15 to Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk, both accused along with young climate change activist Disha Ravi in connection with sharing a “toolkit” on social media related to the farmers’ protest.
Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana granted the relief after the counsel appearing from both the accused persons said they needed time to go through the reply filed by the Delhi Police before advancing arguments in the matter.
The judge heard the submission and directed the police not to take any coercive action against both the accused till March 15, when the court will further hear the matter. Jacob, Muluk and Ravi were booked for sedition and other charges.
Nikita Jacob, accused in a case registered by Delhi police in connection with the "toolkit" shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg over farmers' protest, had approached the Bombay High Court on Monday seeking transit anticipatory bail.
She admitted that there was a Zoom meeting before Republic Day, which was attended by Poetic Justice Foundation founder MO Dhaliwal, and other fellow activists including Disha Ravi.
Ravi was granted bail to Ravi by the court on February 23. The 21-year-old activist, Disha was arrested from Bengaluru in connection with the formulation and dissemination of the 'toolkit' document.