New Delhi, February 19: The Delhi Police on Friday told a city court that climate activist Disha Ravi has been evasive in giving replies during the interrogation and shifted the blame onto co-accused Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk. The police requested the court to send her to three-day judicial custody, as they have served a notice to co-accused Shantanu, who will join the investigation on February 22, following which both will be confronted.
The 21-year-old activist was produced before the court amid high security at the end of her five-day police custody. Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru on February 13 in connection with allegedly editing and sharing a 'toolkit' on social media related to the farmers' protest.
She started WhatsApp Group and collaborated to make the Toolkit document, the police said, adding that she worked closely with them to draft it. "In this process, they all collaborated with the pro Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian State. She was the one who shared the Toolkit Doc with Greta Thunberg," the police wrote on Twitter.
Greta Thunberg had tweeted and shared the 'toolkit' in order to extend her support to the ongoing farmers' protest. The Delhi Police through their tweet had clarified that it was evident through the data revived from Ravi's social media platforms that she had later asked Greta to remove the main document after its incriminating details accidentally became public. Ravi was thus arrested by the cyber crime unit of Delhi Police from her home in North Bengaluru on Feb 13, only after thoroughly scrutinizing the available evidence against her regarding the sensitive issue that the 22 years old 'kid' is allegedly involved in.