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Bombay HC grants 3 weeks transit bail to Nikita Jacob in toolkit case

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Mumbai, Feb 17: Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted transit anticipatory bail to advocate Nikita Jacob, accused in a case registered by Delhi police in connection with the "toolkit" shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg over farmers'' protest.

Justice P D Naik gave Jacob three weeks'' time to approach the court concerned in Delhi for relief.

Bombay HC grants 3 weeks transit bail to Nikita Jacob in toolkit case

On Tuesday, another suspect in the case, Shantanu Muluk, an engineer based in Maharashtra''s Beed district, was also granted transit anticipatory bail for 10 days by the HC''s Aurangabad bench.

A Delhi court had issued a non-bailable warrant against Jacob and another accused in the case.

Jacob in her plea sought transit anticipatory bail for a period of four weeks so that she can approach the court concerned in Delhi to apply for a pre-arrest bail.

Disha, Nikita, Shantanu, PJF were part of WhatsApp group to discuss creation of toolkitDisha, Nikita, Shantanu, PJF were part of WhatsApp group to discuss creation of toolkit

The Delhi police on Saturday arrested 21-year-old environmental activist Disha Ravi from Bengaluru in connection with the case.

She was on Sunday produced before a Delhi court which remanded her in police custody for five days.

Greta Thunberg, a teen climate activist, had shared the "toolkit" to lend her support to the farmers'' agitation near Delhi borders against the Centre''s three agri laws.

In the document, various urgent actions, including creating a Twitter storm and protesting outside Indian embassies, were listed which were needed to be taken to support the farmers'' protest.

    Toolkit case: Bombay HC today grants Nikita Jacob protection from arrest for three weeks| Oneindia

    The toolkit has been cited by some critics as a "proof" of her conspiracy to fuel protests in India.

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