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Disha Ravi Toolkit case: Delhi Court reserves order on bail

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Activist Disha Ravi who was arrested in a Toolkit case was not given bail on Saturday after a judge reserved order for Tuesday. Ravi has so far spent five days in police custody and two days in jail in connection with the Toolkit case.

Reserving the bail order means she will have to continue to be in jail.

The judge during the bail hearing expressed doubt over the Delhi Police argument that Ravi was in league with secessionists and conspiring to cause the violence during the Republic Day rally by farmers.

The judge called the police’s argument ‘conjecture’. The judge asked about the evidence that the Delhi police had collected to show the activist’s link with the January 26 violence.

Counsel for the Delhi Police Additional Solicitor General SV Raju argued that conspiracy can be seen only through circumstantial evidence but the judge asked if the police didn’t have any evidence to connect Disha Ravi with the January 26 violence.

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Counsel for Disha Ravi, Sidharth Agarwal said the 22-year-old from Karnataka has had no contact with any secessionist.

Agrawal said there was no evidence to show that Disha Ravi had engaged with secessionists.

The lawyer said the chat submitted by Delhi Police to show her role in the case were those where Disha Ravi engaged with the PJF (Poetic Justice Foundation), which isn’t a banned organization.

He said the Delhi Police argument that Disha Ravi was in touch with PJF but it was not a banned organization.

What is the case against Disha Ravi?

Delhi Police arrested Disha Ravi from Bengaluru last Saturday and said she was a key conspirator in the Toolkit case and that she spread the Toolkit in an attempt to revive a Khalistani group.

The Toolkit made headlines after Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg shared it to show support for protesting farmers.

Other accused Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk have been granted transit anticipatory bail by the Bombay High Court in the case.

The Delhi police have alleged that the Toolkit was found on social media even before the tractor rally and that it pointed out to the conspiracy.

 

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