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Toolkit case: Delhi court grants protection from arrest to Shantanu Muluk till March 9

The judge noted the submission and directed the police not to take any coercive action against Muluk till March 9, when court will further hear the matter.

Published: 25th February 2021 11:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2021 08:06 AM   |  A+A-

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Muluk, along with Ravi and Nikita Jacob, was booked for alleged sedition and other charges. (Representational Photo)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  A Delhi court on Thursday granted protection from arrest, till March 9, to Shantanu Muluk, who is an accused along with climate activist Disha Ravi in connection with the ‘toolkit’ case.  Muluk along with Ravi and another co-accused Nikita Jacob, was booked for alleged sedition and other charges 
following the Republic Day violence that broke out during the tractor rally taken out by farmers protesting against the three contentious farm laws. 

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana granted the relief after Delhi Police said it needed time to conduct further interrogation before filing a detailed reply to Muluk’s anticipatory bail plea. The judge directed the police not to take any coercive action against Muluk till March 9, when court will further hear the matter. Muluk had got transit bail from Bombay High Court on February 16 for a period of 10 days, with a direction to approach the court concerned.

In his application, Muluk has said that he merely created the toolkit with information on the agitation, which was then edited by others without his knowledge. According to the police, the toolkit was a “sinister design to defame India and cause violence”.

Ravi was arrested by the Delhi Police from Bengaluru and brought to Delhi. Muluk and Jacob are currently on transit bail, while Ravi was granted bail after nine day custody. While hearing Ravi’s bail plea, a Delhi court had said there was “scanty” and “sketchy” evidence to back charges of sedition against Ravi. 

Police seek more time to file reply
Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana granted the relief after Delhi Police said it needed time to conduct further interrogation before filing a detailed reply



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  • Suresh N

    Aircel maxis case N number of adjournments, for PC, National herald case goes on like sindubad story and will end like Bofors Scam one day for sure, sashi tharoor accused in sunanada pushkar case, KD Brothers BSNL Scam, etc., all are sitting MPs and enjoying Bail. Kalanidhi the founder and Head of SUN Group is happy enjoying life. Now it has become a fashion that any one who collaborates against India are called Human rights activists, environmental activists, etc. Judiciary is so generous indeed. the other day while commenting on republic day unrest in the name farmer protests, the CJI of SC said it is "farmers visit". Such is the kind of practice prevailing in reality. Mera Bharat Mahan.
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