New Delhi: India’s climate change activist who is reportedly under investigation for being part of the Greta Thunberg Toolkit team, 21-year-old Disha Ravi – was picked up by the Delhi Police in Bengaluru and has now been sent to police custody for five days by the Patiala House Court on Sunday.
Disha, the co-founder of Fridays for Future (FFF), was arrested by the special cell of the Delhi Police from Bengaluru for allegedly disseminating the ‘toolkit’ related to farmers’ protests on social media- the same one shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg. Arguing at the Court, the public prosecutor claimed that Disha Ravi had edited the toolkit on February 3 and also said that her mobile had been recovered and that data was yet to be retrieved. Arguing for the Delhi Police, the public prosecutor alleged a large
conspiracy against the government of India to rebuild the Khalistan group via the toolkit and claimed that there were thousands of people involved in it. In her defence, Disha Ravi claimed that she had edited just two lines of the toolkit and said that she was influenced by the farmers’ protests and thereby extended her support to them. The 21-year-old activist claimed that every party, including the BJP had their own toolkit and that she was not aware of any large conspiracy behind the toolkit shared by Greta Thunberg.
“In Case FIR No.49/21, PS Special Cell, regarding investigation into the criminal conspiracy related to the Toolkit document, one Disha Ravi, aged 21 years, has been arrested from Bengaluru. She was one of the Editors of the Toolkit Google Doc and a key conspirator in the document’s formulation and dissemination.
Accused Disha Ravi was produced in the court today where she has been remanded to police custody for 5 days.
Further investigation is in progress,” reads the Delhi police’s statement on her arrest.