Delhi Police in India has got a day’s custody of Disha Ravi in the ‘toolkit’ case for interrogation and confrontation with the co-accused. Disha Ravi, an accused in the ‘toolkit’ case registered by the Delhi Police, was produced before a Delhi court upon the expiry of her extended judicial custody on Monday.
A court in Delhi sent 22-year-old environmental activist Disha Ravi to three days’ judicial custody on Friday in the ‘toolkit’ case. Disha Ravi was arrested earlier this month from her residence in Bengaluru by the Delhi Police.
The Delhi court on Saturday heard Disha Ravi’s bail plea and reserved its order till Tuesday. The 22-year-old environmental activist was arrested from Bengaluru by the Delhi Police in connection with the ‘toolkit’ case earlier this month. Co-accused Shantana Muluk and Nikita Jacob, on the other hand, are out on anticipatory bail.
The Delhi Police Cyber Cell had arrested Disha Ravi from Bengaluru claiming that she had sent the toolkit to teen climate activist Greta Thunberg through the Telegram app, and also “coaxed her to act on it”.
Officials claimed that Disha Ravi was an editor of the “toolkit Google doc” and “key conspirator” in its formulation and dissemination.
A day ahead of the hearing of the bail plea on Saturday, the Delhi High Court had remanded Disha Ravi to three days’judicial custody after five-day custodial interrogation ended after her five-day custodial interrogation ended.
Delhi Police had said her custodial interrogation was not required for the time being and the agency may seek her further interrogation once her co-accused — Shantanu Mukul and Nikita Jacob — join the interrogation.
Investigators also said Disha Ravi was evasive during her previous interrogation and tried to shift the blame on the co-accused. Shantanu Mukul and Nikita Jacob have been asked to appear before the investigating agency on February 22, Delhi Police told the court.