Disha Ravi blames Nikita, Shantanu throughout questioning, says police
New Delhi, Feb 19 | The Delhi Police on Friday informed a metropolis court docket that local weather activist Disha Ravi has been evasive in giving replies through the interrogation and shifted the blame onto co-accused Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk.
The police requested the court docket to ship her to three-days judicial custody, as they’ve served a discover to co-accused Shantanu, who will be a part of the investigation on February 22, following which each will probably be confronted.
“She has been evasive in giving replies. Now we have served discover to co-accused Shantanu who will be a part of the investigation on February 22. She needs to be confronted with the co-accused,” Public Prosecutor Irfan Ahmed informed the court docket.
The prosecutor added, “Throughout the course of interrogation, Disha Ravi has shifted the blame on Nikita and Shantanu. All of the accused have to be confronted with one another. That’s why three days judicial custody is being sought.”
Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Akash Jain will pronounce the order on the police software in search of three-day judicial custody at four p.m.
The court docket was additionally knowledgeable that Disha Ravi has moved a bail software which is able to come up for listening to on February 20.
The 21-year-old activist was produced earlier than the court docket amid excessive safety on the finish of her five-day police custody.
Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru on February 13 in reference to allegedly enhancing and sharing a ‘toolkit’ on social media associated to the farmers’ protest.
She was then remanded to five-day police custody. The Delhi Police sought it to establish Professional-Khalistani Group — Poetic Justice Basis and its energetic members, and to get better the deleted WhatsApp Group.
The Cyber Cell had lodged an FIR towards “pro-Khalistan” creators of the “Toolkit” for waging a “social, cultural and financial warfare towards the federal government of India”.
On February 14, the Delhi Police took to microblogging web site 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 doc’s formulation and dissemination.”
She began WhatsApp Group and collaborated to make the Toolkit doc, the police mentioned, including that she labored carefully with them to draft it.
“On this course of, all of them collaborated with the professional Khalistani Poetic Justice Basis to unfold disaffection towards the Indian State. She was the one who shared the Toolkit Doc with Greta Thunberg,” the police wrote on Twitter.