'Toolkit' case: Delhi court gives one week for cops to file reply in Nikita Jacob's anticipatory bail plea
The court is scheduled to hear the anticipatory bail plea of co-accused Shantanu Muluk on 9 March
New Delhi: A court in Delhi on Tuesday granted a week's time to the Delhi Police to file reply to the anticipatory bail plea of Nikita Jacob, a co-accused along with Disha Ravi, in connection with alleged involvement in sharing a "toolkit" on social media related to the farmers' protest.
Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana allowed the police plea to grant it time till 9 March after the public prosecutor said the agency needed time to file a detailed reply to Jacob's plea.
The court is scheduled to hear the anticipatory bail plea of another co-accused, Shantanu Muluk, on 9 March.
During the brief hearing held through video conferencing, senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing for Jacob, said she wanted to argue on her plea as a stand-alone case and not with Muluk's. The court said she could argue on 9 March.
The court also directed the Delhi Police to hand over a copy of its reply to Jacob's bail plea to her counsel.
Jacob had got transit anticipatory bail from the Bombay High Court on 17 February for three weeks, so that the accused could approach the court concerned in Delhi, where the case is lodged.
The court on 25 February granted protection from arrest to Muluk till 9 March.
Muluk was granted transit anticipatory bail from the Aurangabad bench on 16 February for 10 days. He approached Delhi court on 23 February.
Muluk, Ravi and Jacob were booked for alleged sedition and other charges.
Ravi was arrested by a Cyber Cell team of the Delhi Police from Bengaluru and brought to Delhi. She was granted bail by the Delhi court on 23 February.
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