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‘Being editor of innocuous toolkit no offence’: What court said while granting bail to Disha Ravi NewsFunda

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to Bengaluru-based climate activist

Disha Ravi

in the

toolkit case

, saying that creation of a WhatsApp group or being an editor of a

toolkit

document does not amount to an offence.

Ravi, 22, was arrested from Bengaluru by the Delhi Police Cyber Cell for allegedly sharing and creating the toolkit about

farmers protest

. The police also said that she collaborated with pro-Khalistani outfit Poetic Justice Foundation.

The toolkit was later shared by Swedish teen activist

Greta Thunberg

and several others on Twitter, with the issue spiralling into a major controversy.

Here’s what the court said while granting bail to Disha:

* Considering the scanty and sketchy evidence, I do not find any palpable reason to breach the rule of bail for a 22-year-old girl who have absolutely no criminal antecedent.

* There is absolutely no link established on record between Disha Ravi and banned outfit Sikhs for Justice.

* Creation of a WhatsApp group or being editor of an innocuous toolkit is not an offence.

* Nothing on record to suggest that Disha Ravi subscribed to any secessionist idea.

* Investigating agency can’t be permitted to further restrict liberty of citizen on basis of propitious anticipations.

* Citizens are conscience keepers of government. They cannot be jailed simply because they choose to disagree with state policies.

(With inputs from PTI)

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