‘Disha’ of Delhi Police seems tainted, says Kapil Sibal after court tells cops to show evidence

New Delhi: After a Delhi court asked police to show evidence and not go by surmises or conjectures when it opposed the bail plea of activist Disha Ravi, Congress leader Kapil Sibal took a dig saying “disha (direction)” of the police seems tainted.

Sibal’s tweet comes after additional sessions Judge Dharmender Rana posed some pointed questions to the probe agency while hearing on Ravi’s plea, asking it if it was only acting on “surmises, inferences, and conjectures”.

It also questioned how the toolkit was connected to the violence during the farmers’ march.

Ravi had told the court earlier that if highlighting farmers’ protest globally is sedition, then she is “better in jail”.

The Delhi court reserved for February 23 its order on her bail plea in the toolkit case.

The climate activist has been accused by the police of being part of a plan to instigate violence in India.

Appearing for the Delhi Police Additional Solicitor General S V Raju told the court that the hyperlinks in the toolkit were linked to Khalistani websites that propagate hatred towards India.

“This was not just a toolkit. The real plan was to defame India and create unrest here,” he had said.Meanwhile, Ravi’s counsel claimed there is no evidence linking the toolkit to the violence during the farmers’ march on January 26 and also questioned the contents of the FIR.

Senior advocate Akhil Sibal, son of the Congress leader, is defending Disha Ravi and as per the reports, he is representing the climate activist pro bono. Ravi was arrested in Bengaluru on Saturday by a Cyber Cell team of the Delhi Police for allegedly creating the toolkit and was brought to Delhi. She has been booked on sedition and other charges.The Delhi Police has opposed the bail plea of Ravi saying she was preparing the toolkit with those advocating Khalistan.(Agency)

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