On the 22nd of February, a Delhi Court pronounced one day judicial custody to the climate activist Disha Ravi.
She was sent to one day police custody after a hearing on petition filed by the Delhi Police, demanding five day custody of hers. he was arrested by the police in connection with an online toolkit which the cops claimed was created by her in support of farmers protesting against Centre’s farm laws.
Ravi was presented in court after her three-day judicial custody ended. The 22-year-old was arrested on February 13 and initially sent to five-day police custody.
The police said that they require Ravi’s custody to question her along with two other accused on the case – activists Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk. Appearing on behalf of police, public prosecutor Vikas Singh said that the present request for police custody is not a punishment, but rather would be helpful to Ravi because she is shifting the blame on the other two accused.
Ravi’s lawyer Siddharth Agarwal opposed police’s demand saying she has already been questioned by the police and facts conveyed in the earlier remand application.
Disha Ravi was arrested by the Delhi Police from her residence in Bengaluru, on the 13th of February.
The police alleged Ms. Ravi of editing and circulating a document tweeted by climate activist Greta Thunberg, that authorities say is anti government. The tweet was related to the ongoing farmers protest against the three farm laws in India.
The Delhi Police registered a FIR on the 14th of February on charges of sedition, criminal conspiracy and promoting hatred among groups under Sections 124-A, 120-A and 153-A of the Indian Penal Code against the “creators” of the ‘toolkit’, which was later shared by global climate activist Greta Thunberg.