Toolkit case: Delhi Police issues arrest warrant to two more activists
New Delhi : A day after Disha Ravi was arrested by the cops in a case involving a "toolkit" shared by climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, two more activists have been served with an arrest warrant. Nikita Jacob and Shantanu have been slammed with the charges which are non-bailable.
According to the claims by Delhi Police, the organization, behind the 'toolkit' shared by Greta Thunberg - Poetic Justice, had contacted Nikita Jacob, asking her to organize a tweet storm over farmers protest ahead of January 26 celebrations in India.
Interestingly, the new warrants have been issued at a time when there have been outrages over Disha Ravi, a climate change activist, arrest on Sunday. She was arrested from her home in Bengaluru and was presented before the Delhi court yesterday.
Disha Ravi has been primarily accused of editing and sharing the 'toolkit' on social media. "I did not make the Toolkit. We wanted to support the farmers. I edited two lines on February 3," Disha Ravi, a graduate of Mount Carmel college, told the court.
She has been sent to the police custody for five days till next hearing.
Meanwhile, her arrest has been slammed by several political leaders. "Completely atrocious! This is unwarranted harassment and intimidation. I express my full solidarity with Disha Ravi," tweeted Congress's Jairam Ramesh.
On February 3, Greta Thunberg had tweeted a "toolkit" to show support for the farmers' Republic Day protest. She later deleted the tweet, posting an updated one.