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Toolkit case: Bombay HC grants transit bail to Nikita Jacob for 3 weeks Nikita Jacob
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Toolkit case: Bombay HC grants transit bail to Nikita Jacob for 3 weeks

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Feb 2021, 01:50 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted transit bail for three weeks to lawyer and environmental activist Nikita Jacob, who was arrested for allegedly creating a toolkit in connection with the farmers' protests.

In case of an arrest, Jacob will be released on a personal bond of Rs. 25,000 and one surety of the same amount.

The Delhi Police on Monday alleged Jacob along with climate activist Disha Ravi and engineer Shantanu Muluk had created a toolkit to tarnish the country's image.

They were also accused of having a direct touch with the "pro-Khalistani elements".

On Feb 4, the Delhi Police lodged an FIR against the toolkit that was tweeted by Greta Thunberg while she expressed her support to the Indian protesting farmers.

Her tweet followed the violence and chaos that erupted in the national capital during the protesting farmers' tractor rally on Jan 26.

One farmer was killed and more than 100 police personnel were injured during the tractor rally by the farmers, who are protesting against the Centre's agricultural reforms, on the country's Republic Day on Jan 26.

The Delhi Police said the toolkit was found on a social media handle ahead of the violence and indicates a conspiracy behind the chaos on Jan 26.