Delhi Court to hear bail plea case of Nikita Jacob on 9th of March


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Police have accused Jacob of helping edit the social media toolkit on the farm protest.

The Delhi Court gave time to police to file a response on social activist and lawyer Nikita Jacob's plea seeking anticipatory bail in the toolkit case on Tuesday. The matter will be heard on the 9th of March along with Pune based engineer Shantanu Muluk's plea who was too, arrested by Delhi police along with Jacob.
Police have accused Jacob of helping with editing the social media toolkit for the farm protest. The Delhi police have been investigating a case related to the toolkit. The police claimed that it was created in support of the ongoing farmers' agitation against the three contentious laws. The police have also linked the toolkit with the Republic Day clashes in the Capital on the day of the farmers' tractor rally.
Disha Ravi has been granted bail by the court on the 23rd of February. The 21-year-old activist, Disha was arrested from Bengaluru in connection with the formulation & dissemination of the toolkit document.
On Thursday, the court had granted interim protection from arrest to Muluk till the 9th of March in continuation of this 10-day transit bail given to him by the Bombay high court on the 16th of February.
The document was first publicised by Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist, who has been vocal about her support to farmers at the Delhi border for more than 3 months at this point.