Disha Ravi

A Delhi court on Friday sent climate activist Disha Ravi to three-day judicial custody in connection with the ‘toolkit’ case.

The 21-year-old activist was produced before the court amid high security at the end of her five-day police remand.

Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru on February 13 in connection with allegedly editing and sharing a ‘toolkit’ on social media related to the farmers’ protest.

During the course of proceedings, the Delhi Police told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain that Ravi has been evasive in giving replies during the interrogation and shifted the blame onto co-accused Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk.

The police requested the court to send her to three-day judicial custody, as they have served a notice to co-accused Shantanu, who will join the investigation on February 22, following which both will be confronted.

“She has been evasive in giving replies. We have served notice to co-accused Shantanu who will be joining the investigation on February 22. She has to be confronted with co-accused,” Public Prosecutor Irfan Ahmed told the court.

The prosecutor added, “During the course of interrogation, Disha Ravi has shifted the blame on Nikita and Shantanu. All the accused need to be confronted with one another. That’s why three days judicial custody is being sought.”

The court was also informed that Disha Ravi has moved a bail application which will come up for hearing on February 20.

The Cyber Cell had lodged an FIR against “pro-Khalistan” creators of the “toolkit” for waging a “social, cultural and economic war against the Government of India”.

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