Shantanu Muluk, a suspect within the ‘toolkit’ case associated to the farmers’ protest wherein local weather activist Disha Ravi has been arrested, was granted transit bail by the Bombay Excessive Court docket on Tuesday.
Justice Vibha Kankanwadi granted Muluk ten days pre-arrest bail to allow him to use for cover earlier than the suitable courtroom in Delhi.
An identical plea for bail was filed by one other suspect, lawyer Nikita Jacob. The courtroom is more likely to cross an order on Jacob’s plea on Wednesday.
‘Legislation is identical for 22-year-old or 50-year-old’
Earlier within the day, Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava mentioned that the arrest of local weather activist Disha Ravi was made in accordance with legislation which “does not differentiate between a 22-year-old or 50-year-old”. Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru on Saturday in reference to a protest toolkit backing the farmers’ agitation.
Speaking to reporters within the nationwide capital, Shrivastava mentioned it’s unsuitable when individuals say that there have been lapses within the arrest of the 22-year-old activist.
Police claimed that she had despatched the toolkit to teen local weather activist Greta Thunberg by the Telegram app, and likewise “coaxed her to behave on it”.
“Disha Ravi’s arrest has been made in accordance with legislation which does not differentiate between a 22-year-old or a 50-year-old,” the Delhi Police chief mentioned.
(With PTI inputs)