The Delhi Police on Thursday sought more time to file its reply during the hearing on anticipatory bail of Shantanu Muluk, accused of bringing Twitter storm by creating a toolkit to spread the peasant movement globally.
On this, the court postponed the next hearing of the case till March 9 and directed the Delhi Police not to take any strict action against Shantanu till then. In this way, Shantanu is relieved from his arrest till March 9.
On Wednesday, the court asked for a reply from Delhi Police
The court sought a response from the police on the anticipatory bail application of Shantanu Muluk, a co-accused in the toolkit case shared on social media in connection with farmers’ protests against the three agricultural laws.
Before the hearing of the anticipatory bail plea before Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana, the government lawyer Irfan Ahmed was requested to adjourn the hearing and put a physical hearing. Apart from this, he told that the hearing should be done only in the presence of officials who are not available today.
At the same time, advocate Sarim Naved, appearing for Shantanu, told the court that the Mumbai High Court had granted Shantanu an anticipatory bail for 10 days which is effective till 26 February 2021. He said that after this Delhi Police can arrest his client Shantanu. In this case, bail should be heard soon.
The court accepted his plea and directed the prosecution to present its case on Thursday itself. Shantanu has been involved in the investigation since Monday in connection with the toolkit FIR along with other co-accused Nikita Jacob. Disha Ravi, an accused in the case, was released on bail on Monday by the court.