New Delhi: Disha Ravi, the 21-year-old climate activist, who was arrested in the ‘Toolkit Doc’ case by the Delhi Police, will stay in police custody for one day for interrogation, the Patiala House Court ruled on Monday. The Delhi Police will be questioning Ravi, along with co-accused Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk in the case.Also Read - Centre Tells Twitter To Drop Manipulated Media Tag From ‘Toolkit’ Tweets | Details Here
Disha Ravi was arrested earlier this month in Bengaluru and given three days’ judicial custody on Friday in the controversial ‘toolkit’ case. The Delhi Court had said it will pronounce its order in the bail application on February 23. Also Read - No Surprise my Autonomy Was Violated by Seekers of TRP: Disha Ravi Releases Statement
On February 14, the Delhi Police took to microblogging website Twitter to elaborate on the case. It wrote, “Disha Ravi, arrested by Delhi Police, is an Editor of the Toolkit Google Doc and key conspirator in document’s formulation and dissemination.” Also Read - 'Creating Toolkit Not an Offence': 5 Big Statements by Court as Disha Ravi Walks Out of Jail
She started WhatsApp Group and collaborated to make the Toolkit document, the police said, adding that she worked closely with them to draft it. “In this process, they all collaborated with the pro-Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian State. She was the one who shared the Toolkit Doc with Greta Thunberg,” the police wrote on Twitter.
However, Ravi told the Delhi Court in her bail plea that the Toolkit Doc was merely a “resource document” and not something that intended to instigate violence. She said that she was an activist with her cause lined with the environment and agriculture, not the Khalistan movement.
The popular teen activist, Greta Thunberg, extended support to Disha Ravi and said that freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest are non-negotiable human rights.
“Freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest and assembly are non-negotiable human rights. These must be a fundamental part of any democracy. #StandWithDishaRavi,” Greta Thunberg had written in a tweet.