Bombay HC grants three-week transit anticipatory bail to Nikita Jacob

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The Bombay High Court Wednesday granted three-week transit anticipatory bail to advocate and activist Nikita Jacob. File photo

The Bombay High Court Wednesday granted three-week transit anticipatory bail to advocate and activist Nikita Jacob, against whom a non-bailable warrant is issued in Delhi in the Greta Thunberg toolkit case.

Jacob has been booked under IPC Sections 124(A) for sedition, 153(A) for promoting enmity between different groups, and 120(B) for criminal conspiracy.

According to the Delhi Police, the duo along with 22-year-old Bengaluru resident Disha Ravi allegedly created the “toolkit” document on the farmers’ protest which touched upon “Pro-Khalistani elements”. This document was also shared on social media by Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Jacob had appealed for interim protection from coercive steps taken by the Delhi Police. Her plea, filed on February 12, says that the Cyber Cell of Delhi Police, accompanied by personnel from Vanrai police station in Goregaon (East) in Mumbai, had come to her home with a search warrant, and seized personal documents and electronic gadgets.

“The applicant has no religious, political or financial motive or agenda for researching, discussing, editing and circulating communication packs/toolkits for raising awareness, let alone to incite violence, riots or/and cause other physical harms,” the plea further read.

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