Toolkit case: Delhi police says Disha Ravi first to be arrested, many others involved

Toolkit case: Delhi police says Disha Ravi first to be arrested, many others involved

The Delhi Police has clarified that climate activist Disha Ravi is one of the editors of the toolkit. The toolkit shared by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg is currently at the centre of a controversy, due to its connection with the farmer protest in India.

The Delhi Police told the court that Disha Ravi’s arrest was the first arrest in the case. They produced Ravi before the magistrate and said that she had allegedly edited the “toolkit” on February 3 and many other people are involved in the mater.

After getting arrested on Saturday, the 21 year old activist was sent to 5 days police custody on Sunday.  

Currently the police are looking for 2 more suspects namely, Shantanu and Nikita Jacob. The police are also conducting raids in Mumbai and other places. (Livehindustan)

On Monday, the Delhi Police will report that non bailable warrants have been issued against them. (ANI)

The activist broke down during the hearing and asserted that she edited only 2 lines in the toolkit document posted by Thunberg. She said that she wanted to support the farmers protest. But according to Delhi Police Disha’s role was more than editing two lines.

Delhi Police claimed that Disha was a key conspirator and tweeted about the activist, “Disha Ravi, arrested by CyPAD Delhi Police, is an Editor of the Toolkit Google Doc & key conspirator in document’s formulation & dissemination. She started WhatsApp Group & collaborated to make the Toolkit doc. She worked closely with them to draft the Doc.”

The police further added, “In this process, they all collaborated with pro Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian State. She was the one who shared the Toolkit Doc with Greta Thunberg.”

“Later, she asked Greta to remove the main Doc after its incriminating details accidentally got into public domain. This is many times more than the 2 lines editing that she claims,” the police wrote.

On 3rd February, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg shared a google document and extended her support to the protesting farmers in India. The document consisted of various urgent actions. Creating a twitter storm and protesting outside Indian embassies were among the listed actions in the document which were needed to be taken to support the farmers’ protest.

The Delhi police registered an FIR against unidentified persons in connection with the creators of the “toolkit’.

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