NEW DELHI: Climate activist Disha Ravi was part of the Indian chapter of a global conspiracy to defame the country and create unrest in the garb of farmers protest, the police told a Delhi court on Saturday while opposing her bail plea.
The Delhi Police claimed that Ravi, arrested for allegedly sharing the toolkit about the farmers agitation, was in touch with those advocating Khalistan and helped prepare the Google document which was later tweeted by climate activist Greta Thunberg.
The police told the court that Ravi deleted her WhatsApp chats since she was aware of the legal implications of her actions.
“Why did Disha Ravi cover her track and delete evidence if she did not commit wrong. This shows her guilty mind and sinister design,” it told the court.
It further said that the toolkit was part of a larger conspiracy to defame India and cause unrest.
Delhi Police, probing the “toolkit Google doc, had arrested Ravi, 21, while co-accused Mumbai lawyer Jacob and Pune engineer Shantanu Muluk have been granted pre-arrest bail by court.
A toolkit is a document created to explain any issue. It also provides information on what one needs to do to address the issue. This might include information about petitions, details about protests and mass movements.
The Cyber Cell had lodged an FIR against “pro-Khalistan” creators of the toolkit for waging a “social, cultural and economic war against the government of India”.
Ravi was sent to three-day judicial custody on Friday.
(With inputs from PTI)