New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women has summoned the Delhi Police for allegedly not providing a lawyer of her choice before presenting 21-year-old activist Disha Ravi in the ‘toolkit’ case before the court.
Taking notice of the media reports, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) issued a notice on Tuesday. According to reports, the lawyer of his choice was not present when Ravi was produced in a Delhi court.
Ravi was arrested by the Delhi Police from Bengaluru on Saturday. They are alleged to have created and shared a ‘toolkit’ in support of the farmers who are protesting against the agricultural laws of the Center. Delhi Police on Monday claimed that Ravi, along with Mumbai lawyer Nikita Jacob and Pune engineer Shantanu Muluk, created a toolkit to tarnish India’s image and share it with others.
Police claim that Ravi sent this toolkit via telegram to climate activist Greta Thunberg and also supported the alleged crime. Non-bailable warrants have been issued against Jacob and Muluk and both are absconding.
Citing media reports, DCW said that Ravi was arrested by the police from Bangalore and brought to Delhi but his whereabouts were not disclosed to the parents.
The commission said it is also alleged that the police did not produce Ravi for a transit remand in a Bangalore court before being brought to Delhi. The commission has asked the Delhi Police to give a copy of the FIR lodged in the case, as well as the reasons for not allegedly appearing in the local court for transit remand, not providing the lawyer of their choice during the court appearance here. The Commission has also called for action report.
The commission has asked the Delhi Police to give the information sought by Friday.