Delhi court grants bail to Disha

A Delhi court has granted bail to climate activist Disha Ravi, arrested in connection with allegedly being involved in sharing a toolkit on social media related to the farmers’ protest, terming evidence produced by police “scanty and sketchy”.

Additional sessions judge Dharmender Rana, who granted relief to Ravi on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and two sureties of like amount, noted that the accused had “absolutely no criminal antecedents”.

“Considering the scanty and sketchy evidence, I do not find any palpable reason to breach the rule of bail for a 22-year-old girl who have absolutely no criminal antecedent,” the judge said.

Ravi was arrested by a cyber cell team of the Delhi Police from Bengaluru and brought to Delhi. Her police custody ended on Tuesday. Disha was sent to custody as part of the police probe into violence on January 26 in the national capital during the tractor march called by farmers protesting against three new farm laws.

Shantanu Muluk, a suspect in the ongoing toolkit document case related to the farmers’ protest, moved a bail plea in a Delhi court on Tuesday. The court is set to hear Shantanu Muluk’s plea tomorrow. Muluk joined Ravi at the Delhi police cyber cell office in the national capital for further probe in the ongoing case.

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