‘Toolkit’ probe: After Disha Ravi’s arrest, non-bailable arrest warrant out against two more activists

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February 15, 2021 12:27 PM

The police claim that Poetic Justice Foundation (PJF) was behind the 'toolkit' shared by Thunberg. They say that the foundation — a pro-Khalistani group — had also contacted Jacob to organise a "tweet storm" ahead of the Republic Day protest by farmers.

Climate activist Disha Ravi was arrested on Saturday. (IE)

Greta ‘Toolkit leak: Days after 22-year-old activist Disha Ravi’s arrest, the Delhi Police have secured an arrest warrant against two more activists — Nikita Jacob and Shantanu — wanted in the case involving a ‘toolkit’ shared by young environmentalist Greta Thunberg in support of farmer protests in India. Jacob and Shantanu are booked under non-bailable offences.

The police claim that Poetic Justice Foundation (PJF) was behind the ‘toolkit’ shared by Thunberg. They say that the foundation — a pro-Khalistani group — had also contacted Jacob to organise a “tweet storm” ahead of the Republic Day protest by farmers. The arrest warrant comes two days after the police arrested a climate activist, Disha Ravi, from Bengaluru for allegedly sharing with Greta Thunberg the “toolkit” related to the farmer’s protest against the three agri laws.

The Delhi Police claimed that Ravi was an editor of the ‘toolkit Google doc’ and ‘key conspirator’ in the document’s formulation and dissemination. “Disha Ravi, arrested by CyPAD Delhi Police, is an Editor of the Toolkit Google Doc and key conspirator in document’s formulation and dissemination. She started WhatsApp Group and collaborated to make the Toolkit doc. She worked closely with them to draft the Doc,” the Delhi Police said in a tweet.

In this process, the police said, they all collaborated with the pro-Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian State. “She was the one who shared the Toolkit Doc with Greta Thunberg. Later, she asked Greta to remove the main Doc after its incriminating details accidentally got into public domain. This is many times more than the 2 lines editing that she claims,” the police said.

Earlier this month, Thunberg had accidently shared the “toolkit” to extend her support to the farmers protesting against the three farm laws enacted by the Centre. In the document, a detailed action plan including creating a twitter storm and protesting outside Indian embassies, was laid out which needed to be taken to support the agitation.

Following the leak, the Delhi Police said that it had taken cognizance of a ‘Toolkit Document’ found on a social media platform “that predates and indicates a copycat execution of a conspiracy behind the 26 Jan violence”. “The call was to wage economic, social, cultural and regional war against India. A criminal case against the creators of the ‘Toolkit document’ has been registered; investigation has been taken up. #ToolkitBooked,” the police said on February 4.

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