'No palpable reason to keep her in jail': Delhi court grants bail to activist Disha Ravi in toolkit case
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Climate activist Disha Ravi, who was arrested by the Delhi Police on February 13 from Bengaluru in connection with the farmers protest 'Toolkit Case', has been granted bail on Tuesday by the Sessions Court of Patiala House Court.
Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana has granted bail to her on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 100,000 with two sureties of the same amount. She was produced before Patiala House Court at the end of her one-day police custody.
Granting bail to Ravi, Justice Dharmendra Rana said, "Considering the scanty & sketchy investigation, I do not find any palpable reason to breach the rule of bail for a 22-year-old girl who has absolutely no criminal antecedents".
On Monday, a Delhi Court had granted the 21-year-old climate activist one-day police remand. She was produced before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Dr Pankaj Sharma's court at the end of her three days of judicial custody. Delhi Police had sought five-day remand in yesterday's hearing at Patiala House Court.
Disha was sent to custody as part of the police probe into violence on January 26 in the national capital during the tractor march called by farmers protesting against three new farm laws.
The 21-year-old activist was arrested from Bengaluru in connection with the formulation and dissemination of the 'toolkit' document, in the ongoing farmers' protest. She was one of the editors of the 'toolkit' Google document.
On February 3, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg had shared this 'toolkit' in a tweet, which she later deleted. Greta had also extended support to the protest by farmer unions on the borders of Delhi against the new farm laws.
The Delhi Police have contended that the google document tweeted by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg to back the farmers' protest and then deleted, was created by Ravi and two other activists -- Jacob and Muluk.
Meanwhile, Shantanu Muluk also moved a bail plea in a Delhi court today. The court is set to hear Shantanu Muluk's plea tomorrow. Shantanu Muluk joined co-accused 21-year-old "climate activist" Disha Ravi at the Delhi Police Cyber Cell office in the national capital for further probe in the ongoing case.
Posted By: Talibuddin Khan