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Greta Thunberg 'Toolkit' case: Delhi Court grants bail to Disha Ravi

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camera_altClimate Activist Disha Ravi

New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Tuesday granted bail to 22-year old climate activist Disha Ravi in the Greta Thunberg 'Toolkit' conspiracy case. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana of Patiala House Court Complex passed the verdict in Ravi's bail application in which orders were reserved on February 20.

The Court granted her bail on condition to furnish two sureties of Rupees One Lakh each.

She was also produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate today as her police custody period was expiring on Tuesday. The ACMM Pankaj Sharma disposed of the application seeking 4-day police custody pending the confirmation of bail.

During the three-hour-long bail hearing on February 20, the police said that the 'Toolkit' was a sinister design to defame India and cause violence.

"Poetic Justice Foundation and Sikhs For Justice in order to hide their involvement, used Disha Ravi as a front to carry out nefarious activity," Additional Solicitor General S.V. Raju told the court, adding that these organisations are connected to the Khalistani movement.

The Delhi Police further told the city court that Ravi covered her track and deleted evidence like contents of the Toolkit and a WhatsApp group, which the public prosecutor emphasized showed her "guilty mind".

Ravi's counsel Advocate Siddharth Agarwal, however, argued there is no evidence linking the Toolkit to the violence during the farmers' march on January 26.

Ravi faces charges of conspiracy and sedition in the 'Toolkit' conspiracy case related to the farmers' agitation and was arrested from Bengaluru on February 13.

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.

On Monday, a Delhi Magistrate had remanded Disha Ravi to one-day police custody. After her arrest from Bengaluru, she was remanded to 5-day police custody by a Delhi Magistrate on February 14. Later, on February 19, she was remanded to 3-day judicial custody.

(with inputs from agencies)

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