Mumbai: Delhi Police claims there is a bigger picture behind the controversial ‘toolkit’ document as climate activist and advocate Nikita Jacob, who is one of the accused in the case, has admitted to attending a Zoom meeting before Republic Day, with Poetic Justice Foundation founder MO Dhaliwal, and other fellow activists including Disha Ravi.
As per reports, Jacob’s lawyer in a document submitted to Mumbai police, states that the “Toolkit” was being prepared by Extinction Rebellion (XR) India volunteers for presenting the whole picture with a simple breakdown for an international audience.
However, Jacob has denied sharing any information with Swedish teen environmentalist Greta Thunberg and added that the document was an “informational pack” and was not intended to incite violence also claiming that she has “no religious, political and financial motive or agenda for researching, discussing, editing and circulating toolkits for raising awareness.”
Apart from this, Jacob has sought protection from arrest for four weeks, interim protection from any coercive action and a direction to the Delhi Police to share with her a copy of the FIR registered against her.
According to new findings into the toolkit a deeper conspiracy has reportedly been associated with the Google document. The investigation claims that there was a zoom meeting before Republic Day which was attended by MO Dhaliwal, the founder of pro-Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation, who contacted Nikita Jacob through his Canadian based colleague Puneet and Disha Ravi, among others. The motive of the meeting was to create a Twitter storm ahead of January 26. They also spoke about the death of a farmer in their virtual meet, as per the police officials.
According to CyPAD Delhi Police, the controversial “toolkit” was collaborated with the pro-Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian State.
Meanwhile, Special Cell team of Delhi Police went to Nikita Jacob’s house and examined her electronic gadgets. The officials also her that they would again question her but now she is currently not available.
Previously, the 21-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru on February 13 evening in connection with the formulation and dissemination of Toolkit document, in the ongoing farmers’ protest. The accused is believed to be one of the editors of ‘Toolkit’ document and has been awarded five days of police custody. Later on Monday, the police also issued a non-bailable warrant against 29-year-0ld activists Nikita Jacob and Shantanu, a resident of Beed in Maharashtra.
On February 4, the Delhi Police lodged a case over “toolkit” tweeted by climate activist Greta Thunberg, which helped draw global attention to the protest. As per the Delhi Police, the toolkit was found on a social media handle ahead of the violence and indicates a conspiracy behind the events of January 26.
The police had registered an FIR against unidentified persons in connection with the creators of the ‘toolkit’.