Climate activist Disha Ravi, who was arrested over a farmers' protest toolkit linked to Republic Day violence in Delhi, has been sent to jail for three days after she was produced in a court today by Delhi Police. Disha, was arrested from her Bengaluru home last week; she faces charges of conspiracy and sedition.
The probe into the toolkit comes as Delhi Police intensifies its investigation into last month's Republic Day violence in the national capital after farmers took out a tractor rally against three agricultural laws.
Stressing on the possibility of "evidence tampering", the police today sought three more days of judicial custody for the 22-year-old. "We have issued notices to several others to join the probe. In this case, we have issued notice to Shantanu and we want to confront Disha and Shantanu," Delhi Police told Patiala House court where Disha was produced; she was in police custody for five days. "During the course of interrogation, Disha Ravi has shifted the blame on Nikita and Shantanu," police claimed.
Earlier today, Delhi High Court cautioned media against sensationalism as Disha had petitioned the court, seeking action against three news channels and direction to the police to not leak investigation material, including alleged contents of her personal chats. However, investigators have denied leaking any private chats to the reporters.