Delhi Violence: Mumbai 'activist' Nikita Jacob seeks protection from Arrest, reaches high court for help

According to recent reports, Warrants have been issued against ''activists'' Nikita Jacob and Shantanu in connection with Republic Day violence and they face non-bailable charges. Nikita Jacob has approached the Bombay High Court for protection from arrest for four weeks.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 15, 2021 16:25 IST
Delhi Violence: Mumbai 'activist' Nikita Jacob seeks protection from Arrest, reaches high court for help
Nikita Jacob & Greta Thunberg

After 22-year-old Disha Ravi's arrest, Delhi Police is in pursuit of two more "activists" in the case involving a toolkit shared by "climate campaigner" Greta Thunberg in support of the farmer protests, who didn't have any knowledge about the matter. 

Warrants are out against ''activists'' Nikita Jacob and Shantanu and they face charges that are not bailable. Nikita Jacob has approached the Bombay High Court for protection from arrest for four weeks.

Delhi police claim according to their investigations, the organization behind the toolkit shared by Greta Thunberg is Poetic Justice, which had contacted Nikita Jacob to organize a "tweet storm" ahead of the Republic Day protest by farmers. The organization is a Khalistani group.

In her request for protection from arrest, Nikita Jacob has asked for a copy of the FIR and has alleged that the Delhi Police came to her Mumbai home last Thursday with a search warrant and seized gadgets and documents.

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The new warrants have emerged at a time when outrage is spiraling over the arrest of Disha Ravi, a Bengaluru college graduate, and "climate activist", on conspiracy and sedition charges. She was arrested from her home in Bengaluru and produced in a Delhi court yesterday.

She has been accused of playing a key role in editing the toolkit document and its circulation. Disha Ravi is reportedly a part of Greta Thunberg's Fridays for Future campaign.

"I did not make the Toolkit. We wanted to support the farmers. I edited two lines on February 3," Disha Ravi told the court. The court sent her to police custody until the next hearing five days later.

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