'Toolkit' case: Delhi court extends Nikita Jacob, Shantanu Muluk's protection from arrest till 15 March

The Delhi court granted the relief after lawyers of both the accused said they needed time to go through the reply filed by the police

Press Trust of India March 09, 2021 16:32:23 IST
'Toolkit' case: Delhi court extends Nikita Jacob, Shantanu Muluk's protection from arrest till 15 March

File image of Nikita Jacob. News18

New Delhi: A court on Tuesday extended protection from arrest till 15 March to Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk, both accused along with young climate change activist Disha Ravi in a case of sharing a "toolkit" on social media related to the farmers' protest.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana granted the relief after the counsel appearing from both the accused persons said they needed time to go through the reply filed by the Delhi Police before advancing arguments in the matter.

The judge heard the submission and directed the police not to take any coercive action against both the accused till 15 March, when court will further hear the matter.

Jacob, Muluk and Ravi were booked for sedition and other charges.

The additional sessions judge had on 25 February directed the police to not take any coercive action against Muluk till the next date of hearing on 9 March.

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