Disha Ravi gets bail after six days in police custody

23rd February 2021

23rd February 2021

Disha Ravi, the climate activitst arrested in connection with the "toolkit" case, was granted bail by a Delhi Sessions Court on Tuesday afternoon - subject to provision of two sureties of ₹ 1 lakh each.

"Considering the scanty and sketchy evidence on record, I do not find any palpable reason to breach the rule of bail for a 22-year-old girl who has absolutely no criminal antecedent," Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana said in his bail order.

Shortly afterwards a second judge - Pankaj Sharma, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of the Patiala House Court - disposed off a Delhi Police application seeking extended custody; the police had sought further four days of custody.

Ravi has already spent six days in police custody and two in jail.

Bail was granted today after the court reserved its order on Saturday.

In today's brief hearing Ravi's counsel stressed that she had no links with the Khalistani movement, and that a case of sedition could not be sustained.


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