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Toolkit case: Shantanu Muluk moves Delhi court for anticipatory bail

New Delhi: Engineer Shantanu Muluk, who is accused along with Bengaluru-based climate activist Disha Ravi and lawyer Nikita Jacob in the toolkit case, on Tuesday moved a Delhi court, seeking anticipatory bail.

The case pertains to sharing a “toolkit” on social media related to the ryots’ protest.

Delhi Police had said that Ravi was preparing the toolkit with those advocating for a Khalistan state and was part of a ‘global conspiracy’ to defame India and create unrest in the country, ‘in the garb of farmers’ protest’.

Muluk, along with Ravi and Jacob, was booked for alleged sedition and other charges.

Muluk’s bail plea is likely to come up for hearing on Wednesday before Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana.

Muluk had got transit bail from Bombay High Court on February 16, for 10 days.

Muluk and Jacob are currently on transit bail.

Jacob and Muluk on Monday joined the probe in connection with the case and were questioned at the Delhi Police’s Cyber cell office in Dwarka.

Earlier in the day, a Delhi Court granted bail to Disha Ravi in the toolkit case.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana passed the order and asked her to furnish a bail bond of Rs one lakh and two additional sureties.

Ravi was also produced on Tuesday day before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, as her police custody period was expiring today and police filed a petition in a local court, seeking an extension of her custody by another four days.

ACMM Pankaj Sharma disposed of the petition, pending the confirmation of bail.

Ravi was arrested by a Cyber Cell team of the Delhi Police from Bengaluru on February 13 and was produced before a court in New Delhi, seeking her police custody for seven days.

Following the arrest of Disha, arrest warrants were issued against Jacob and Muluk.

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